Twitter, a social media platform, has announced in their most recent policy update that it will prohibit the free promotion of rival websites on their platform.
This comes just a few days after many journalists who were accused of doxxing Elon Musk were suspended.
Twitter stated that links from Mastodon, Facebook, Instagram, Truth Social, Tribel, Post, and Nostr cannot be shared or tweeted.
As per the new policy, 3rd-party social media link aggregators such as, linktr.ee as well as lnk.bio will likewise be prohibited.
The spelling of “dot” instead of a period will be also be considered as policy violation.
Posting screenshots of handles for accounts on banned platforms also amount to violation and can lead to suspension of a user’s account.
A user found of violation might be asked to delete the post in the event that it’s an “isolated incident or first offense.” Furthermore, subsequent violation will lead to either temporary or permanent suspension.
Twitter stated that it will allow paid promotion of platforms that are banned or prohibited as well as cross-posting of content from other platforms.