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Twitter forbids linking to rival websites like Facebook and Instagram

By 12/18/2022 7:34 PMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff

Users of Twitter won’t be able to connect to several other social media sites, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Mastodon, which the company referred to as “prohibited platforms” on Sunday.

After shutting down a Twitter account last week following the flights of his private jet, Elon Musk, the company’s new owner, has continued to take action against specific content.

In a statement, Twitter will no longer permit the free promotion of particular social media sites on Twitter going forward.

“We know that many of our users may be engaged on other social media platforms,” the firm said.

The marketing of third-party social media link aggregators like Linktree, which some users use to show where they can be found on various websites, is also prohibited on Twitter.

After Mastodon’s primary Twitter account tweeted about the @ElonJet controversy last week, Twitter previously took action against one of the competitors.

Mastodon has seen significant growth in recent weeks as a substitute for Twitter users dissatisfied with Elon Musk’s changes to the platform since he paid $44 billion for the company in late October and started restoring accounts that broke the previous Twitter leadership’s rules against hate speech and other harms.

Meta, the parent company of Instagram and Facebook, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Sunday.

Musk modified Twitter’s policies on Wednesday to make it against the law to share another person’s present location without that person’s permission.

He also permanently banned the @ElonJet account.

He then claimed that the journalists were broadcasting “essentially assassination coordinates” when they wrote about the jet-tracking account, which is still accessible on other websites like Mastodon, Facebook, Instagram, and Truth Social.

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