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Looks like twitter is blocking links to Mastodon instances (including to this one: noc.social and mastodon.social):

news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3

Curious how many instances got this ban there.

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@dcid

Ah, good. Blatant monopoly behavior from Twitter.

@dcid

That's great!!! I use mastodon to get away from twitter and it is extremely annoying to get links to/from twitter on here.

Hopefully this will lead to less interaction between twitter and the fediverse as a whole!

@h4890 oh, I agree. The issue is when we are trying to get people to move from Twitter to Mastodon and they block sharing about Mastodon.

@dcid

Yes, well, moving people from twitter to mastodon could be a very mixed blessing! ;)

But twitter starting to block just shows that mastodon is gaining momentum á la first they laugh at you, then they fear you.

@dcid According to Threatfox, at around 44 hours ago at least two instances (mastodon.social and c.im) got hit with Vidar malware C2 accounts: threatfox.abuse.ch/browse.php? , so it could be that. They've been hitting instances on joinmastodon.org (including the one I'm on).

@austin Those seem to be empty accounts with nothing on it. How is that an issue?

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