Owner and CEO of social media platform Twitter, Elon Musk attended an event in 2018. Apparently, Elon Musk doesn’t want Twitter users linking to Mastodon anymore. After the company banned the “Join Mastodon” account on Thursday, users of social media website Twitter are being prevented from linking to profiles on rival platform Mastodon .
Elon Musk announced a new prohibition on accounts that publish real-time location information of other individuals. He banned an account that posted updates about the location of his personal airplane.
The account holder who posted under the “ElonJets” handle has since moved his activity over to Mastodon. Since Elon Musk took over Twitter in late October, Mastodon is a decentralized social media platform that has found favor with hundreds of thousands of people. also read:-Margot Robbie’s first look from Barbie leaked, actors first look is surely a treat to your eyes
More than a half-dozen journalists accounts me were suspended
On Thursday, more than a half-dozen journalists had their accounts suspended after they tweeted information about Mastodon. This was done with some posting a direct link to the new ElonJets profile there.
Musk responded to criticism that the suspensions flied in the face of free speech on Thursday. Several weeks ago, he vowed to vigorously defend when he acquired the service.
Elon Musk said that accounts that are engaged in “doxing,” or the publication of personal information, would receive a “temporary” suspension that would last for seven days.
It’s still unclear why Twitter decided to ban links to Mastodon
It is not clear why Twitter decided to ban links to Mastodon entirely. Rather than limiting links to problematic accounts that post content in violation of its rules. Officials at Twitter’s have been difficult to reach, as most of the website’s communications team has been laid off.
It’s still unknown whether the blocked links were the result of a deliberate action by someone at Twitter, or part of a larger set of bugs and glitches that have plagued the social network since Musk took control over Twitter. Recently, The Desk reported that an issue involving Twitter’s use of text messages for two-factor authentication resulted in some people being locked out of their Twitter accounts for weeks. This is a problem that Twitter acknowledged in mid-November but has yet to fully fix.
Twitter users are experiencing many odd things
Twitter users are experiencing a sudden drop in followers, an increase in reply and direct message spam. Also, there’s a bug that briefly prevented some users who opted-in to see mature content from viewing adult photos and videos. Around 60 percent of the company’s staff has been laid off or quit over the last several weeks.