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Twitter prohibits its users from promoting competing social platforms

Twitter said on Sunday it will remove accounts created solely for the purpose of promoting other social platforms and content that contains links or usernames on those platforms.

And the Twitter support account published a tweet in which he said that this step will affect the content from social media platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram belonging to Meta Corporation, and Mastadon, which is the platform that is promoted as an alternative to Twitter.

The list also includes former US President Donald Trump’s Truth Social network, Tribel, Nostr, and Post. But the account said at the same time that it would allow cross-platform content.

Twitter said in its tweet: “We are aware that many of our users are active on other social media platforms. However, we will no longer allow the free promotion of some social media platforms on Twitter.”

In a post outlining the changes, Twitter said it will take action against users who violate this policy “at the Tweet level and at the account level.”

This means that users can no longer include links to their profiles on other social networks in their Twitter bio, nor can they send Tweets directing users to visit their Instagram or Facebook accounts. Not only does the policy include links from other platforms, but it also extends to posting usernames from competing platforms.

In addition, users can no longer post tweets containing posts from the banned platforms unless the post is shared, meaning the same post must be shared on both the competing site and Twitter.

Twitter may suspend accounts “used for the primary purpose of promoting content on another social platform,” and users will no longer be allowed to post links to link aggregation services such as Linktree or

Twitter says it will remove any tweets that contain policy violations and can suspend users who include links to banned social media platforms in their profiles.

The company will also take action against users who attempt to circumvent this policy by masking URLs to other platforms or manipulating the spelling of addresses, or sharing screenshots of the ID on a blocked platform.

It is noteworthy that other platforms, such as Telegram, Tik Tok, YouTube, and Weibo, are still safe from banning Twitter, and the motive behind blocking links to the aforementioned networks is not yet known.

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