Twitter’s proprietor Elon Musk is asking druggies of the social media platform to bounce on his future as its principal administrative officer. In a bean to his 122 million followers, he twittered” Should I step down as head. I’ll abide by the results.”
The technology mogul, who also runs Tesla and Space X, has faced tremendous review since taking over Twitter. After a major legal battle, Mr Musk took control of the company in October in a$ 44bn(£ 36bn) deal.
It comes as Twitter says it’ll shut down accounts solely designed to promote other social media platforms. The measure would also affect accounts that link off to or contain usernames from platforms similar as Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon, Truth Social, Tribel, Nostr and Post, the company said in a tweet.
Butcross-content advertisement from other spots will still be allowed. Former Twitter master Jack Dorsey, who lately invested in Nostr, replied to the Twitter post with one word” Why?”.
In a reply to another stoner posting about the Nostr creation ban, Dorsey said,” doesn’t make sense”.
On Saturday, Washington Post journalist Taylor Lorenz was suspended for breaking the new rule before it had been formally blazoned.
After being reinstated on Sunday she posted a link to the tweet she claimed got her barred.
Twitter had formerly blocked druggies from participating some links to Mastodon, the platform numerous Twitter druggies moved to after Mr Musk’s preemption.
But in a series of tweets on Sunday Twitter said” We fete that numerous of our druggies are active on other social media platforms. still, we will no longer allow free creation of certain social media platforms on Twitter. ” Specifically, we will remove accounts created solely for the purpose of promoting other social platforms and content that contains links or usernames for the following platforms Facebook, Instagram, Mastodon, Truth Social, Tribel, Nostr and Post.”
exemplifications of possible violations could include tweets similar as” follow [email protected] on Instagram” or” check out my profile on Facebook-facebook.com/username”, it said in a blog setting out the details. Any attempts to bypass the restrictions would also be a breach, it added.
Those who break the rules for the first time or as in an” isolated incident” could be asked to cancel the offending tweets or be temporarily locked out of their accounts. But any posterior offenses” will affect in endless suspense”, it said.
druggies can continue to post content to Twitter from banned platforms, still, and paid announcements from those spots will still be allowed.
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A many hours after the advertisement, Mr Musk appeared to contradict it by twittering that” casually participating occasional links is fine, but naco more grim advertising of challengers for free, which is absurd in the extreme”.
Meanwhile, the master of Post, one of the banned platforms, promoted his point in a tweet following the advertisement.
” We make it easy to add all your social media links to your profile since none of us only use one platform,” Noam Bardin twittered, adding” Freedom = Choice.”
There has been flurry of controversial changes at Twitter since Mr Musk bought the social media point for$ 44bn(£ 36bn) in October.
He has fired around half of its staff and tried a chaotic rollout of Twitter’s paid- for verification point before putting it on pause. The point was relaunched last week.
The billionaire’s approach to content temperance has also been criticised, with some civil liberties groups criminating him of taking way that will increase hate speech and misinformation.
On Friday, he reinstated a number of intelligencers he’d suspended for allegedly participating position data about him after the EU and UN called it an attack on press freedom.
journalists for the New York Times, CNN and the Washington Post were among those locked out of their accounts.