Twitter has enacted a new “promotion of alternative social platforms policy” that will see accounts being suspended or removed if they promote their accounts from other social platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon and more.
Twitter explained the details of this decision on its Help Center, saying it won’t allow promotion of the specific social media platforms more freely using twitter or account bios. This includes a link or even “providing a handle without a link” to a social media platform a few times a day.
We recognize that many of our users are active on other social media platforms. Nevertheless, we won’t allow the promotion on Twitter of certain social media platforms more free.
The prohibited platforms include Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon, Truth Social, Tribel, Post, Nostr and “http aggregators of 3rd party social media such as linktr.ee and [and] lnk.bio.”
Twitter gave examples of what was considered a violation, which are the following:
- Follow me @my name on Instagram.
- [email protected]
- Check my Facebook profile – facebook.com/username.
The prohibition against an international censorship of content on a web site (“Federing”) advertising such content is prohibited. This means that users shouldn’t read through the restrictions, e.g. the rules, or say “dot,” or post a screenshot of “prohibited social media platforms” to help people understand the restrictions.
While promotion isn’t accepted, the company will allow “users to post content to Twitter from these platforms.” We’ll even allow for “paid advertising” for other social media platforms.
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If you violate one of these policies and it is an “isolated incident” or a “first offense,” Twitter will temporarily suspend your account until you delete the Twitter Tweets in question. If you continue to violate this policy, my account will always be suspended. For account names or bios, the same goes for the same.
That’ll be interesting to see how it turns out, especially considering that new policy could be “direct violation of the European Union rules” According to the judge and the other, there may be a fine of up to 20% of Twitter’s annual revenue if it’s found that Twitter violated its law.
The linked article says “Gatekeeper platforms can’t continue” to perform such actions as to stop consumers from linking up with businesses that aren’t connected to their platforms.”
Ignoring to the future, @elonmusk’s new policy which prohibits the use of rivals is in direct competition with the European Union. There can be up to 20 percent fines in Twitter’s annual revenue: http://t.co.au/JRn7 pic.twitter.com/cZWsl92npr.
Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) December 18, 2022
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