Twitter announced on Sunday that it will deactivate accounts that were created exclusively for the aim of promoting other social platforms and content that contains links or usernames.
This action will take place in the coming days.
According to a tweet from Twitter support, the change would have an effect on the content of social media platforms such as Mastodon, Truth Social, Tribel, Nostr, and Post in addition to Facebook and Instagram owned by Meta Platforms. Additionally, the move would permit cross-content posting.
The short video-sharing platform TikTok, which is owned by China’s ByteDance Ltd, was omitted from the list.
Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council, a volunteer body that had been founded in 2016 with the purpose of advising the social media platform on site choices, was abolished one week ago.
Since Elon Musk, who is also the CEO of Tesla, purchased the social network, there have been a number of disorderly acts taken by Twitter, which led to the change in policy.
While he was debating how much to charge for Twitter Blue, a paid subscription service, he sacked top management and laid off approximately half of the company’s staff. He also wavered on whether or not to charge for Twitter Blue.
As a result of the controversy surrounding the publication of public data regarding the billionaire’s jet, Musk also suspended the accounts of many journalists.
Musk reinstated the accounts after receiving protest on Friday from government officials, advocacy groups, and news organizations from many areas of the globe. Some of the critics argued that the microblogging platform posed a threat to the freedom of the press.