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Twitter Appears to Have Taken Vendor/Platform Lock-in up Another Notch, Having Become Almost as Malicious as Facebook

The long-lost data or what's sometimes known as 'Internet rot' is only a matter of time (planned obsolescence when the monopolistic business model says so); information destruction assured as addiction-optimised Twitter gets worse and worse (now it seems to be rejecting landlines as one's phone number, which becomes essential for identity under circumstances in which an account gets locked; Twitter uses mobile numbers and harvesting these by blackmailing users -- all this to profit through third parties, to which it illegally sells all this data, with impending fines for the unlawful practice)

Twitter lock-in
Oh, wow! Has Twitter jumped the shark?



Summary: As yesterday I had my 800,000th "tweet" posted -- or automatically exported from Diaspora as I don't post directly to Twitter anymore -- I was going to make a backup of the Twitter account, originally exported from Identica (account backups may be essential assuming it can be 'locked' or terminated at any time without due process, as happened many times before); shockingly, at first sight it seemed like Twitter may have silently removed the "download" option (perhaps for more platform lock-in), but instead I always get (perpetually): "The download your data feature is unavailable right now. Try again at a later date." (see screenshot above; it's supposed to look like this) Moreover, if one uses the older interface it seems like many users and tweets that link to Techrights.org are being omitted (made invisible), so censorship in the shadowban sense prevails and probably broadens so as to de-platform views/narratives/perspectives not supported by the corporate press (even if they're well supported by hard facts and evidence).

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