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It appears Twitter is blocking Substack links. "The changes coincide with Twitter officially shutting down its free API, and also with Twitter inaccurately labeling NPR as 'state-affiliated media'," reports Nieman Lab. Meanwhile, the Verge reports, "Substack's founders say this serves as a reminder of why writers need a platform that 'puts them in charge, that rewards great work with money, and that protects the free press and free speech.'" And, they say, the blocked links "seems to fly in the face of owner Elon Musk's vocal support of free speech on the platform." Well yeah. But you would be misleading yourself if you're a writer and you think Substack is any different. It's also a privately owned centrally managed publishing platform. Relate: TechCrunch, Twitter is dying.

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