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I am programming a Twitter post to post once a day pre-written tweets. I currently don't know how to prevent it from posting on Shabbat. Is a twitter bot posting on Shabbat permitted?

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See this article by R. Gil Student which discusses this and other related issues.

Possible problems involve:

  • Using a timer to perform work on shabbat
  • Marit ayin - giving the appearance of doing work on shabbat
  • Running a business on shabbat (where applicable)

However, to quote his tentative conclusion:

My initial reaction is that scheduling blog posts, Tweets, e-mails, etc. should only be done if it is for personal rather than business use and should include a disclaimer stating that it was scheduled before Shabbos.

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