Twitter’s latest change under Elon Musk sees the social platform ban users from sharing links to other social platforms.
It’s the latest move by Musk to crack down on certain speech after he shut down a Twitter account last week that was tracking the flights of his private jet.
The affected platforms include Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon and Truth Social.
“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 company said in a statement.
“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,” the post continued.
Twitter gave no explanation for why the blacklist included those seven websites but not others such as Parler, TikTok or LinkedIn.
The policy will also ban third-party link aggregators, including linktr.ee and lnk.bio, it stated, adding that it will also seek to remove users who try to circumvent the rules by spelling out “dot” and sharing screenshots of their handles on prohibited platforms, among other means to get around the restrictions.