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If you call it a tweet you are breaking Twitter rules

Twitter is now called X, you have accepted it by maintaining your account

If you call it a tweet you are breaking Twitter rules
Guillermo Proupín

Guillermo Proupín

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While no one understands the marketing twist in which Elon Musk has wrapped the social network that has cost him more than $4.4 billion, the truth is that even if we do not like Twitter, it is now called X. At one point he wanted Twitter users to share more personal data (because information is power), but now he is in a battle that, although it seems much more puerile, is infinitely more complicated to win: he wants us to forget that X is still Twitter. And if it doesn’t succeed with its new branding, it will impose it by decree.

Elon Musk maintains that Twitter is not Twitter

With few exceptions, everyone calls X Twitter. Elon Musk is aware of this, but he doesn’t like it. Thus, the new X terms remarks twice that “retweet” is now “repost,” trying to put the final nail in the word’s coffin.

In reality, no one will question either Twitter or X if you continue to call it a “retweet”, but you will be using a term that no longer exists. However there are a few changes within the new terms and conditions that are important, such as the fact that as of September 29 being a user of X means that to the extent permitted by law, you waive the right to participate as a plaintiff or member of any purported class action lawsuit or representative action proceeding against the brand. Without knowing to what extent this is legal or not, or to what extent Spanish law allows this I would not want to say anything about it, but it is in the new terms and seems a somewhat questionable condition.

Data scraping without X’s prior consent has also been banned, although that makes more sense. After all, information is power. That is why it has also included that from the moment these changes are implemented, the social network will collect biometric and employment data of its users. What they will use them for is unknown, but Elon Musk has a plan.

Guillermo Proupín

Guillermo Proupín

Creador de contenido y redactor en IGN. A veces digo cosas interesantes, otras me intereso por cosas. No te preocupes, que luego te las cuento.

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