Twitter said on Sunday that it could ban accounts that promote rival social media platforms, probably the most recent shift by the corporate since Elon Musk took over.
In a post, Twitter said it could remove accounts “created solely for the aim of promoting other social platforms.” The corporate went on to say it could take motion against users that flout the policy “at each the Tweet level and the account level.”
The choice also implies that users will now not give you the chance to link to their very own accounts on other social media platforms.
The move, the most recent change in an already chaotic month at the corporate, could affect giant social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram; start-ups like Mastodon and Post; and the right-wing site that former President Donald J. Trump helped found, Truth Social. Twitter said the brand new policy would also affect two other alternative social networks, Tribel, Nostr.
Twitter last week suspended the account of Mastodon, after the location had promoted the work of a journalist who had been barred from Twitter.
Social networks traditionally have permitted links to other social platforms, with the concept sharing content can bring wider distribution to posts and a more open web.
Twitter’s policy change on Sunday reflects a broader pattern by which Mr. Musk has purged the platform of dissenting voices. Last week, he suspended the accounts of half a dozen well-known journalists, including Ryan Mac of The Recent York Times and Drew Harwell of The Washington Post. Most of those accounts have since been reinstated.
He also suspended greater than 25 accounts that tracked the planes of high-profile people, government agencies and billionaires, including Mr. Musk.