Twitter Shadowbanning ‘Real and Happening Every Day’ Says Inside Source

Breitbart – by Milo Yiannopoulos

Rumours that Twitter has begun ‘shadowbanning’ politically inconvenient users have been confirmed by a source inside the company, who spoke exclusively to Breitbart Tech. His claim was corroborated by a senior editor at a major publisher.

According to the source, Twitter maintains a ‘whitelist’ of favoured Twitter accounts and a ‘blacklist’ of unfavoured accounts. Accounts on the whitelist are prioritised in search results, even if they’re not the most popular among users. Meanwhile, accounts on the blacklist have their posts hidden from both search results and other users’ timelines.  

Our source was backed up by a senior editor at a major digital publisher, who told Breitbart that Twitter told him it deliberately whitelists and blacklists users. He added that he was afraid of the site’s power, noting that his tweets could disappear from users’ timelines if he got on the wrong side of the company.

Shadowbanning, sometimes known as “Stealth Banning” or “Hell Banning,” is commonly used by online community managers to block content posted by spammers. Instead of banning a user directly (which would alert the spammer to their status, prompting them to create a new account), their content is merely hidden from public view.

For site owners, the ideal shadowban is when a user never realizes he’s been shadowbanned.

However, Twitter isn’t merely targeting spammers. For weeks, users have been reporting that tweets from populist conservatives, members of the alternative right, cultural libertarians, and other anti-PC dissidents have disappeared from their timelines.

Among the users complaining of shadowbans are sci-fi author and alt-right figurehead Vox Day, geek culture blogger “Daddy Warpig,” and the popular pro-Trump account Ricky Vaughn. League of Gamers founder and former World of Warcraft team lead Mark Kern, as well as adult actress and anti-censorship activist Mercedes Carrera, have also reported that their tweets are not appearing on the timelines of their followers.

The pattern of shadowban reports, which skews towards the alt-right, the populist right, and cultural libertarians, follows close on the heels of Twitter’s establishment of a “Trust and Safety Council” packed with left-wing advocacy groups, as well as Islamic research centre the Wahid Institute.

It also follows my prediction that Twitter would use its influence to interfere in the 2016 presidential election by muffling conservative voices on the platform.

For close to a year now, Breitbart has covered Twitter’s march towards political censorship. In May 2015 Allum Bokhari reported that the site had begun to experiment with shadowbans, ostensibly to protect users from abuse. Then, as now, it was suspected that “protecting users from abuse” was an excuse to implement a system that would later be used for political censorship.

With shadowbans now confirmed by an inside source, there is little room for doubt that the platform is intent on silencing conservatives. Furthermore, it has demonstrated a complete lack of regard for transparency, concealing its shadowbanning system from users and hiding its political bias behind a veneer of opposition to online abuse. (In reality, the site turns a blind eye to abuse from left-wingers.)

Users in search of a transparent, politically unbiased platform will soon have to find — or build — an alternative.

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4 thoughts on “Twitter Shadowbanning ‘Real and Happening Every Day’ Says Inside Source

  1. Producer Tom Anderson and correspondent Lara Logan interviewed Dorsey for a segment of CBS 60 Minutes called “The Innovator: Jack Dorsey” which aired during March 2013.[42] In 2013, talking to CNN, Dorsey expressed admiration for Michael Bloomberg and his reinvention through design and simple interfaces of what it means to be mayor.[43] Dorsey thinks becoming mayor of New York City is an aspiration that would raise the bar for him.[43] Dorsey served as a judge for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s NYC BigApps competition in 2011.[44]

    Dorsey was announced as a new member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company on December 24, 2013. The press release referred to Dorsey as a “talented entrepreneur” and explained that his experience is aligned with the corporation’s “strategic priorities.”[45]

    -Interesting snippet from Wikipedia regarding Jack Dorsey, ceo of twatter.

    1. Same goes for using craigslist/they ghost you if they deem your ads are spam….. same with google and youtube……. if you are listed as
      a political dissident……. your content and comments are backpaged and or ghosted from search results. this is the police state IN YOUR FACE…….. worse than nazi germany and soviet cold war russia.

  2. Notice how everything on ‘jew’ media only mentions ‘jew’ owned social media. Every time ‘jew’ news reports on something it’s always: google, twitter, facebook, youtube.

    Or how on many news sites you have to log into (the ‘jew’ platforms: twitter, facebook, disqus) just to comment on something.

    And all their owned hollyweird celebrities use those platforms as well. In other words, these sites drive the narrative.
    And the sad gullible sheep with shallow meaningless lives ‘follow’.

    “By the way, it’s the same big club they use to beat you over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe. All day long beating you over the head with their media telling you what to believe, what to think and what to buy. ” -George Carlin

    Notice how the ‘jews’ are doing the same thing they did to radio and television in america…buy it all to control it all to drive their concerns and narrative.

    One would think that there aren’t any alternatives

    The truth is, there are dozens of alternatives to their ‘jew’ social media crap.
    If you aren’t afraid of ‘darknet’, there’s no censorship or ‘jew’ control.

    For instance:

    Intel Exchange

    The ‘jews’ faux-power will evaporate if you stop giving them your power.

    Stop enabling them!


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