Twitter is starting to block some instances of Mastodon... Spread the word!
@boilingsteam Citation, please? Would like to be better aware. And I'm assuming you're meaning they're blocking links, since I don't think they ever federated?
@boilingsteam On second though, I didn't open up the image to see. That's diabolical. I should see if that happens for my instance.
Regardless, it's shit like this that's making me GO to Mastodon in the first place.
@cringeizgood @boilingsteam Also interesting to note in the (very limited) testing I did that the links appear to block to home pages (ie top-level mastodon.social) -- if I link straight to a profile (my own, in this case) it went straight through.
@boilingsteam See my follow up mea culpa -- I didn't expand the screenshot like a dumbass.
Will two apologies be enough, or do I need to go to the bank for more? ;)
@boilingsteam @bluknight they seem to no longer be blocking it https://twitter.com/kevinmarks/status/1534769445767348225?
I can post links to my toots. Just did:
Aha, apparently the block has been lifted..
@mikeymop @boilingsteam Seems birdsite changed its mind 😉. https://mastodon.social/@humanetech/108415331269076159
@boilingsteam Pretty sad. I automatically post my toots to Twitter, and circa yesterday that's still working, so at least mastodon.art didn't make their blocklist yet.
@boilingsteam I've deleted my twitter, but wow this feels a bit... Desperate on the part of twitter. Are they...scared?
Being mad that twitter has defederated you.
Seems like the hand is on the other foot now isn't it?
NOTE: I don't support twitter doing this either.
@boilingsteam I wouldn't say that Twitter is blocking instances because they are part of Mastodon. Somehow the .social ended up in some malware list and I guess Twitter automatically blocks domains based on that list.Currently is listed by three AVs as malicious, this morning the number was even higher:
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