A merchant who approaches business with the idea of serving the public well has nothing to fear from the competition.James Cash Penney
Space Karen, Elon Musk, is scared; scared of the competition.
This morning I posted the following toot on Mastodon.
It’s in reference to the Scottish budget, where the Green/SNP government has diverted the £20 million we set aside for indyRef2 towards support vulnerable people against rising energy bills. An absolutely correct thing to do in my opinion.
I also attempted to post this on tweeter, except I replaced the link with a link to the original toot … it was then I got a surprise.
That’s right, “Free speech absolutist” Elon Musk blocked my tweet because I’d linked it to my Mastodon account.
Digging into this a little more I discovered not only is he blocking links to Mastodon but he’s also kicked the official Mastodon account, off Twitter.
I’ve spoken before about how Mastodon is a far safer space for marginilised communities than Twitter is. But it now appears it’s also a far safer space for business.
It appears Twitter also blocks Mastodon links disguised with tinyurl
But maybe this is legit, I hear you say. After all any sysadmin knows it only takes one bad actor to trash a domain’s reputation. So I checked.
VirusTotal is a great resource. It runs suspect files or websites through a battery of tests. It uses 91 different anti-virus applications to check if a file or website flags as potentially harmful. How meany engions do you think flagged my mastodon profile?
Yes that’s right zero. Not a single one of the 91 pieces of anti-virus software thorght my Mastodon profile was “potentially harmful”.
I would reach out to Twitter to get their reason for this but all their comms staff were sacked.
UPDATE – 18-December-2022
It’s official, Musk is scared of the opposition. Despite him claiming otherwise initally.
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And yea, that’s my twitter “alt” (hardly alt at this point as my main account is now long gone.