Twitter CEO Elon Musk has denied that he blocked access to embedding tweets in posts on the online publishing platform Substack.
Independent journalist and author Matt Taibbi, who is famous for releasing the Twitter files and belonging to the Musk camp, blamed Twitter for preventing him from sharing links to his articles on Substack.
“I was given the option of posting the article on Twitter instead. I am apparently staying at Substack, and will be moving to Substack Notes next week,” he posted.
Musk responded: “Matt’s statement is false. Substack was trying to download a large portion of the Twitter database to bootstrap their Twitter clone, so their IP address is clearly untrustworthy”.
He further added that it has been revealed that “Matt is/was an employee of Substack”.
Twitter has restricted the promotion and visibility for tweets containing links to Substack posts — a move that hasn’t gone down well with people.
“We are disappointed that Twitter has chosen to restrict authors’ ability to share their work. Authors deserve the freedom to share links on Substack or elsewhere,” said Substack founders Chris Best, Hamish McKenzie and Jairaj Seth. Are.
“This sudden change is a reminder of why writers deserve a model that keeps them in charge, that rewards great work with money, and that protects the free press and free speech,” he said. Said.
The Twitter change has become a major problem for Substack writers, who use the Musk-run platform to promote their newsletters.
According to Substack’s founders, “Writers’ livelihoods should not be tied to platforms where they don’t own the relationships they have with their audiences, and where the rules can change”.
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