Spammers give the rest of us a bad name, and now we’re all going to be feeling the repercussions. Last week, Twitter released an announcement that will forever change the way publishers and media companies with multiple handles share their content. Twitter stated changes would be made to the Twitter API to limit the ability of users to perform coordinated actions across multiple accounts in order to minimize spam violations.
We’re committing Twitter to help increase the collective health, openness, and civility of public conversation, and to hold ourselves publicly accountable towards progress.
— jack (@jack) March 1, 2018
According to Twitter, these changes are an important step in ensuring they stay ahead of malicious activity targeting the crucial conversations taking place on Twitter — including elections in the United States and around the world. As a sole exception to this rule, applications that broadcast or share weather, emergency, or other public service announcements of broad community interest (for example, earthquake or tsunami alerts) are permitted to post this content across multiple accounts who have authorized an app.
As an alternative, Twitter offered a solution to posting identical content by Retweeting content from one account from the other accounts you wish to share that post from. Please note that bulk, aggressive, or very high-volume automated Retweeting is not permitted under the Automation Rules, and may be subject to enforcement actions.(Source: Twitter)
This change will also affect the users of the SocialFlow platform and we are currently working to be compliant with this policy by March 23, 2018 – stay tuned!