Twitter Prohibits Advertising of Competition
Twitters new policies prohibit users from promoting other social media services on the platform. Those who break the new rules may even be banned. Twitter’s online network will no longer allow its users to advertise their presence on certain competing platforms – including Facebook, Instagram or Mastodon. Twitter said on Sunday that the new rule applies to tweets and your account bio.
She added, “We know that many of our users are also active on other social media platforms. However, going forward, Twitter will no longer allow free advertising for some social media platforms on Twitter.” Tech billionaire Elon Musk acquired Twitter in October and has been spreading his ideas through the online service ever since.
Twitter reserves the right to ban accounts
Twitter wrote: “Accounts used primarily to promote content on another social platform may be suspended.” In general, an account can be permanently banned if there are multiple violations. The Truth Social platform, co-founded by former US President Donald Trump, as well as Tribel, Post and Nostr.
You understand that “Certain social media platforms offer alternative experiences to Twitter and allow users to post content to Twitter from those platforms.” This type of “co-posting” does not violate the new policy. Paid advertisements are also still allowed on affected platforms.
Criticism after blocking journalists’ accounts
Twitter has blocked the accounts of several prominent US journalists since Thursday. Most of the accounts have already been reactivated – but criticism of the procedure has been scathing. So many users – but before that too – advertised Twitter competitor Mastodon as an alternative to Twitter.
Musk has long portrayed himself as an advocate of free speech. He ended up spreading conspiracy theories on Twitter and used the platform to promote American Republicans in his tweets.