“Twitter makes the news by restricting access to its platform for anyone who is not logged into an account.”
Since Elon Musk has taken the charge of Twitter, the social media platform remains in the news at regular intervals. As soon as Musk owned Twitter, it made headlines by charging for blue ticks, and that episode kept running for days.
This time Twitter makes the news by restricting access to its platform for anyone who is not logged into an account.
What is the actual news?
People who did not have a Twitter account or were not logged in could previously scroll the platform’s homepage and view public accounts and tweets. However, as of this week, when such a user opens the platform, they are met with a screen asking them to sign up for or sign in to Twitter.
This action has brought a storm over the internet as users have started noticing the change this week. Many users were unable to access the platform without logging in.
It was unclear whether the change was a deliberate policy update or an error, both of which have been common at Twitter since Musk’s takeover.
Why Twitter took this step to restrict access without logging in the platform?
It has been reported that Elon Musk, the billionaire owner of Twitter, has done this in order to refurbish Twitter’s business following months of challenge since he took over the platform late last year- now with the help of Linda Yaccarino, the new CEO of Twitter.
Twitter’s top executives are urging marketers to return to the platform after many left due to concerns about increased hate speech, layoffs, and general uncertainty about the company’s direction. Musk has also attempted to increase subscription revenue by providing a blue verification checkmark to users who sign up for Twitter Blue.