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Twitter Admits They Shadowban Republicans in Orwellian Statement

Posted on 27 July 2018

Twitter released a disingenuous statement Thursday night in response to a recent study by the leftist website VICE News which found that Twitter is censoring top pro-Trump lawmakers.

Twitter is targeting pro-Trump Republican lawmakers Matt Gaetz, Devin Nunes, Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan and John Ratcliffe with shadowbanning by blocking their names in the search bar.

Twitter released an Orwellian statement denying they shadowban by narrowly defining what shadowbanning really is.

People are asking us if we shadow ban. We do not. But let’s start with, “what is shadow banning?”

The best definition we found is this: deliberately making someone’s content undiscoverable to everyone except the person who posted it, unbeknownst to the original poster.

Then Twitter actually admitted they do shadowban users by blocking tweets from accounts users choose to follow from showing up in their feeds. ‘You have to go directly to their profile to see their posts,’ Twitter admitted in their blog post.

WHAT IS THE POINT OF A FOLLOW BUTTON IF TWEETS FROM PEOPLE YOU CHOOSE TO FOLLOW DON’T COME DOWN YOUR FEED??

Twitter CEO and left-wing hack, Jack Dorsey responded to The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald, who called Twitter’s statement disingenuous and asked ‘what’s the point of following someone if Twitter blocks their tweets from appearing in their timeline?’

Dorsey arrogantly replied, “We don’t block who you follow on your timeline. We do rank the timeline, so you may not see them there if those tweets are not as relevant as others. You can also turn this ranking off.”

Dorsey was referring to a “quality filter” which is on by default. Most Twitter users don’t even know how to turn this filter off, which of course is by design.

Twitter also said in their blog post, they use three signals when determining whether an account is a “bad faith actor” and will ultimately be ‘down ranked’ (shadowbanned).

In their third signal, they said they look at how other accounts interact with you (e.g. who mutes you, who follows you, who retweets you, who blocks you, etc)

This third signal is precisely how GOP lawmakers were caught up in their algorithms. Deplorables constantly retweet Gaetz, Meadows, Jordan and Nunes which ultimately led to their shadowbanning. Without realizing it, Twitter admitted to shadowbanning Republicans.

By Twitter looking at who mutes and blocks your account to determine whether you are a “bad faith actor” it only rewards the left-wing troll mobs who unleash campaigns to mass harass and block pro-Trump accounts.

Breitbart News tech writer Allum Bokhari also pointed out leftists use mass-blocking campaigns to censor their opponents. 

Twitter can deny they shadowban all they want but everyone knows they are actively censoring conservatives.

Project Veritas and James O’Keefe caught Twitter engineers in undercover videos admitting they use algorithms to shadowban Trump supporters. ‘They look for 5,000 keywords to identify a redneck…like “guns, God and the Cross..”‘

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