This Thursday (15), Mastodon’s official profile was suspended from Twitter. The platform, which has been identified as one of the possible “replacements” of the social network, is also having some links blocked by Elon Musk’s network. Despite the rivalry, reason for penalties seems to have to do with other issues.
The discovery about the Mastodon links was made by The Vergewhich reported that in addition to mastodon.social, 10 other servers on the social network have the same problem.
According to the report, when a profile tries to tweet many links on the social network, it is unable to complete the publication, being surprised by the message: “We cannot complete this request because this link has been identified by Twitter or by our partners as being potentially harmful”.
Despite the lack of more detailed explanations about why these links would be harmful, the change coincides with the suspension of the mastodon account of the application.
Mastodon talked about @ElonJet
The banning of the Mastodon account took place on Thursday afternoon (15), a few hours after the account mentioned the profile @ElonJetalso currently suspended.
Although Twitter does not confirm that this fact was what actually led to the suspension of Mastodon, it must be remembered that the @ElonJet account has been the subject of controversy for some time now.
Created by software developer Jack Sweeney, it was intended to track Elon Musk’s private jet through publicly available data. Which, over time, became a thorn in the side of the billionaire.
In January, Musk even offered money for Sweeney to delete it, claiming that the account posed a direct risk to his personal safety. Even in the face of the programmer’s refusal, the CEO assured that he would not suspend the platform’s profile, as he wanted to honor his commitment to freedom of expression – one of the great speeches of his management on the social network.
Despite the statement, not only the @ElonJet profile but Sweeney’s own personal account were recently banned from the social network. Additionally, Twitter made an update to its private information policy that prohibits sharing someone else’s real-time location. Which makes the programmer’s project completely unfeasible.
According to TechCrunchthe mention made by Mastodon to @ElonJet was nothing more than an invitation to users to follow the account that tracks Musk’s jet on the neighboring network.
The profile, including still in the air and, in addition to the usual location posts, there are also some shares from Sweeney’s personal profile about his expulsion from Twitter.
With information: The Verge