Twitter Bans Link Posting
Twitter has removed the tweets that announced the rule that forbade users from posting handles and links to other social networks. In the meantime, the Twitter Safety account started a poll asking users if the company should create a policy on accounts used only to advertise on other social networks.
Twitter faced a lot of backlash after changing its policy. The platform hasn’t, however, released any official statements regarding this.
Twitter decided to drop a bombshell and forbid links promoting other social networks as the world watched a thrilling FIFA World Cup final. Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon, Truth Social, Tribal, Nostra, and Post are currently on the list. Link-in-bio tools like Linktree and Link are also available. In essence, you cannot tweet your handle or even link to your other social media profiles.
Twitter users are no longer able to freely promote certain social media platforms thanks to the Elon Musk-owned business. It also intends to take down content links from the aforementioned social media platforms.
Specifically, we will remove accounts created solely for the purpose of promoting other social platforms and content that contains links or usernames for the following platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon, Truth Social, Tribel, Nostr, and Post.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) December 18, 2022
“We know that many of our users may be active on other social media platforms; however, going forward, Twitter will no longer allow free promotion of specific social media platforms on Twitter,” the social platform said on its Policy Page.
Twitter will ask you to delete tweets if you link out your handles and multiple violations of this policy will result in a temporary account lock. The company said if you have links to any of these platforms in your bio, it will temporarily suspend your account and ask you to change your bio.
It’s interesting to note that the Musk-led business will allow you to post your handle if you pay to promote the tweet.
Taylor Lorenz of the Washington Post’s Twitter account had his account suspended on Saturday night. With the exception of two posts promoting her other social media accounts and one asking Musk for comment on a story she is working on with fellow Post writer Drew Harwell, Lorenz had recently deleted all of her tweets and had only three posts on her account.
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