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# **Twitter** (twitter.com)
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> “Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called ‘tweets’”. – [Source](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter)
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## Ethical design violations
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(Learn more about [Ethical Design](https://ind.ie/ethical-design).)

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  * Tracker

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  * Aggressive
  * Doorslam
  * Clickbait
  * Fingerprint
  * Web bug
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## Decentralised alternatives

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Decentralised, free and open alternatives that adhere closer to the [Ethical Design Manifesto](https://ind.ie/ethical-design):
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  * When quoting tweets, consider using text-only quotations that link back to the tweet or using your own representation of a tweet instead of Twitter’s embed code. That way, you won’t expose the people who trust you to being tracked by Twitter, Inc. You will also helping to decentralise the web.
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## Block rule

Although the content itself is allowed to load, we block cookies to make sure that it does not track people.

```mson
- trigger:
	- url-filter: twitter.com
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	- load-type: third-party
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	- unless-domain: mobile.twitter.com
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- action:
	- type: block-cookies
```

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## Prevalence

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**Pandemic:** found on 12.2% of surveyed sites (534 instances observed).
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## Notes

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  * “Tweets can be embedded on other sites as content” [Source](https://support.twitter.com/articles/20169559?lang=en)