Twitter bans users from promoting Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon accounts – National

Twitter on Sunday said it would remove accounts created solely for the purpose of promoting other social platforms and content containing links or usernames.

This move will impact content from social media platforms like meta Platform’ META.O Facebook and Instagram, along with mastodonsTruth Social, Tribel, Nostr and Post while allowing cross-posting, Twitter support said in a tweet.

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Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who recently invested in social media platform Nostr, responded to the Twitter support post with one word: “Why?” In a reply to another user posting about the Nostr ad ban, Dorsey said, “makes no sense.”

Short video platform TikTok, owned by China’s ByteDance Ltd, was not included in the list.

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Last week, Twitter disbanded the Safety and Trust Council, a volunteer group formed in 2016 to advise the social media platform on website decisions.

The policy change follows other chaotic actions at Twitter since then Elon Muskis also the CEO of Tesla TSLA.O, bought the social network. He’s fired senior management and laid off about half of his workforce, while weighing how much he’ll charge for Twitter’s Blue Twitter subscription service.

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Musk also suspended the accounts of several journalists over the controversy over the release of public data about the billionaire’s plane.

Musk reinstated the accounts following criticism from government officials, advocacy groups and news organizations from several parts of the world on Friday, with some saying the microblogging platform jeopardizing press freedom.

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(Reporting by Urvi Dugar in Bengaluru; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)


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