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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)
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## Decentralised alternatives

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Decentralised, free and open alternatives that adhere better to the [Ethical Design Manifesto](https://ind.ie/ethical-design):
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  * [Mastodon](https://mastodon.ar.al/about)
  * [PostActive](https://postactiv.com)
  * [GNU Social](https://git.gnu.io/gnu/gnu-social)
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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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	- unless-domain: *twitter.com
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- action:
	- type: block-cookies
```

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### On Twitter.com

Remove advertising.

```mson
- trigger:
  - url-filter: twitter.com
  - load-type: first-party
- action:
  - selector: .promoted-tweet, .pixel-promoted-tweet
  - type: css-display-none
```

Remove link to advertise on Twitter and thus contribute to their tracking.

```mson
- trigger:
  - url-filter: twitter.com
  - load-type: first-party
- action:
  - selector: .Footer-adsModule
  - type: css-display-none
```

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## Prevalence

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**Pandemic:** found on 12.9% of surveyed sites (940 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)