Twitter recently reversed a rule that restricted users from interacting with Substack links, meaning you are now allowed to retweet, reply and like posts with links to them. If you click the link, there will be no safety warning either. However, if you search “substack” on Twitter, it still relates back to newsletters.
Substack tweeted that they are happy to discover that Twitter is allowing Substack’s publications again. They think this choice is great because it allows writers to share their work without any restrictions.
Twitter started limiting access to Substack, a company that adds something like Twitter’s news feed to its newsletter, just after they debuted it. Elon Musk explained that he thought Substack was trying to copy Twitter’s stuff without asking for permission. Chris Best from Substrack denied this and said it wasn’t true. Then Matt Taibbi, the journalist who wrote about the “Twitter Files” got involved in a fight with Elon Musk because of it. That made Matt so mad he left Twitter himself in protest!
This week, Substack said that they will soon be launching a new type of product called ‘Substack Notes’. It won’t be replacing current social networks, though. It’ll just be like an addition to the subscription network.