Twitter bans linking of other social media sites on its platform, including Facebook, Instagram, and Truth Social

Twitter announced Sunday that it will no longer allow users to directly post links to a number of rival social media websites.  

In a press release, the company said, “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.” According to the release, this includes banning links to Facebook, Instagram, Truth Social, Mastodon, Tribel, Post, and Nostr. 

Twitter provided examples of violations of this policy, such as someone tweeting to follow them on one of these sites or posting a direct link in a tweet to one of these site’s accounts. In addition, Twitter said any accounts “used for the main purpose of promoting content on another social platform may be suspended.”

The new policy comes as some users on the platform have begun an exodus from Twitter in the wake of the company’s takeover by Elon Musk. In particular, many liberal users have been posting links to the websites Mastodon and Post, which have been cited as potential alternatives to Twitter

While Truth Social is owned by former President Donald Trump, NBC News noted that Twitter did not extend the linking ban to other right-wing platforms such as Gab and Parler. In addition, TikTok, Reddit, Telegram, and other more prominent social media sites were not listed as part of the new policy. 

The new rules come after Musk’s recent banning and eventual reinstatement of a number of journalists who cover Twitter. 

Twitter announced Sunday that it will no longer allow users to directly post links to a number of rival social media websites.   In a press release, the company said, “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…

Twitter announced Sunday that it will no longer allow users to directly post links to a number of rival social media websites.   In a press release, the company said, “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…