Twitter has announced it will ban any “free promotion” for other social media platforms on its site, the latest major policy change under billionaire owner Elon Musk.
“We recognize that many of our users are active on other social media platforms,” tweeted support written in a thread on Sunday. “However, we will no longer allow free promotion of certain social media platforms on Twitter.”
Twitter Support also said it would delete accounts created solely to promote other social media platforms.
Twitter specifically states that users cannot promote Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon, Truth Social, Tribel, Nostr, and Pos accounts.Twitter will also ban the user Shared from third-party social media link aggregators such as linktr.ee and lnk.bio.
“We still allow cross-posting of content from any social media platform,” Twitter Support added in its post. “Posting a link or username on a social media platform not listed above is also not a violation of this policy.”
The decision comes as many Twitter users — angry at Musk’s suspension of tech journalists and other controversial changes — are looking for a new platform.
The latest policy change follows Musk’s decision to ban the official account of Twitter alternative Mastodon from the platform.
Musk said on Saturday that he had lifted temporary bans on the accounts of several journalists. to vote 59% of those Twitter users demanded that the accounts be reinstated immediately.