Twitter regrets in hours: it will allow you to promote other social networks

Twitter ‘s controversial measure of prohibiting links to other social networks caused debate among its users. The company removed its ad within hours of posting.


Twitter has returned to controversy after announcing that it would block the promotion of other social networks such as Facebook, Instagram or Mastodon on its platform this Sunday.

However, the measure was so criticized that, only hours later, this change was reversed and the announcement was removed by platform Support.

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“We recognize that many of our users are active on other social media platforms,” ​​Twitter support tweeted on Sunday. “However, we will no longer allow free promotion of certain social media platforms on Twitter .”

This news resulted in profiles of platforms such as Meta, Mastodon, Truth Social, Tribal, Nostr and Post, not being able to be shared on Twitter , as was normally the case because a large number of users did not agree with the measures. made by the new CEO Elon Musk.

The statement was criticized especially for how the tycoon considers himself: an absolutist of freedom of expression. In addition, many users even noticed that Tesla, the billionaire’s company, repeatedly encouraged to visit his Facebook page from Twitter .

Given this, within hours of the announcement, Musk seemed to contradict her in a tweet that said: “Occasional link sharing is fine, but no more relentless advertising from competitors for free, which is extremely absurd.”

By Sunday night, the Support page had been deleted, in addition to the tweets from this account talking about the subject. Of course, its change has not been formally communicated to date.