Twitter has removed links to threads from the search
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Twitter has removed links to threads from the search

Twitter users searching for links to a new competing platform, Threads, found that Elon Musk’s social network narrowed search results. With Twitter inundated with links to content from threads.

    Image source: twitter.com

Image source: twitter.com

The problem is easily reproduced using the “url:” search operator, which helps find links to a specific website – this operator “sees” resources even if their addresses are “hidden” by link shortening services. The search query “url:threads.net” returns no results, although a large number of tweets now refer to this domain. Searching for “threads.net” works, but shows posts where the link is inactive and also finds users who have an address in their account display name.

The Twitter administration has not yet finalized the workarounds. For example, searching for links to a competing platform works by querying “url:”threads net” with the address in quotes and a space instead of a period. Searching for a specific publication in threads also works. In a word, when overriding regular funds, a creative approach is required.

This is not the first restrictive measure of an aggressive nature that has been introduced by the Twitter administration – previously the platform cracked down on the Substack service. Tweets with links to him could not be liked or retweeted, and then those links were flagged as unsafe. The restrictions were then lifted. The launch of Threads was a serious blow to Twitter – the administration of the social network Elon Musk even threatened Meta* legal action for “Illegal use of Twitter data that constitutes a trade secret and other intellectual property”.

* It is included in the list of public associations and religious organizations for which the court issued a final decision to liquidate or ban activities on the grounds provided for in Federal Law No. 114-FZ of July 25, 2002 “On Combating Extremists”. has met activity”.

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