Bombshell: TWITTER Hiding Conservative Tweets

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It’s no secret that the deck is stacked against us ,and here’s more proof. The enemedia is bad enough, but even the platforms where there has been a free flow of ideas and information is exchanged have been compromised.

Yes, it hurts us, but in the end it will hurt Twitter more. It is in free-fall of late. They have zero growth. Instagram has surpassed them in users, and now, for the final blow, they go fascist. The last act of a dying and desperate entity.

“Twitter Shadowbanning ‘Real and Happening Every Day’ Says Inside Source,” By Milo Yiannopoulos Breitbart, February 17, 2016:
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.

  • Kurt Van Luven

    I’m not on Twitter, but if I was
    I would be “Shadowbanned”!

    • Duane Savage

      Me, too

      • Dr. Doomsday

        Damn right..

  • Shelley Begley

    Stop using Twitter. Enough people quit using g them, they will fail. Good riddance.

    • Lonnie Robinson

      I never used them anyway :)

  • Beach_Road_Mauler

    Why does this not surprise me? Liberals are frauds when it comes to the 1st amendment and freedom of speech. If you don’t believe me check out our college campuses where liberalism reigns. There’s an all out war on anything conservative as well as the 1st and 2nd amendment..

    • olddog

      Has been a war for 50 years..Hell 1/2 the country has the intellect and work ethic of a ROCK..At Best!!!

  • Isahiah62

    ah Twitter “Ét Tû Bruté”?
    one of the last few places one could be un-PC

    knew it was over when they announced their surrender to leftist fascist demands

  • atl slayer

    Twitter has always been lame, and will always be lame,

  • Kebert Xela

    If Twitter really ‘shadowbans’ conservatives, how come Donald Trump’s tweetstorms are everywhere?

    • Layla Fabu

      He would sue. And win. Yuge.

      • Kebert Xela

        Twitter is bigger than Trump. He hasn’t got the stones to sue Ted Cruz. Nah, Donald’s on the Twitter ‘whitelist’.

        • Layla Fabu

          It was a joke.. a ha ha.

    • Lonnie Robinson

      Because it would be to obvious to everyone else. They know that we’re not stupid thus their need to hide their underhandedness.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    Twitter, facebook, not recommended.

  • tut
  • M

    I’ve been on the fence about twitter, but I definitely liked them more than freaking fascist facebook. Now just can’t do it. No twitter for me but that’s ok I’m busy as it is. An alternative should be made but hell with it being neutral or non partisan. That’s how twitter started, or should have started. Conservative and Right Wing only!

    A free speech platform for us. Our Speech! a for us, by us like concept but way better.

  • Drew the Infidel

    I have a Twitter account that has never been used. Scan the list of potential groups and individuals for you to follow and there is not a single conservative listed.

  • durabo

    This is just like Germany in the early 1940s, with Joseph Goebbels determining what propaganda is allowed.

  • durabo

    Twitter and Facebook are the IslamoMarxist dictator’s propaganda channels.

  • Ektor

    This is why I don’t use any social networking sites like Twitter or FB.. It is all controlled by liberals and that means death to freedom of speech. and especially Conservatism.

    • joe1429

      Dio not understand why they have not been brought to court over first amendment protection??

  • IzlamIsTyranny

    I wonder if d-i-s-q-u-s might not be getting on-board w/the muslum censorship program?

  • IzlamIsTyranny

    I wonder if Pat Condell will be subject to twitter’s shadow ban — after all, he doesn’t propagate islamic lies and propaganda as the truth.

  • We–somehow–need to compete twitchy and facepalm out of business. I don’t use them, but I’m not important. Organize. If 1 million users deleted their accounts on the same day, well, that would accomplish something.

  • joe1429

    Wow… first facebook censorship, now twitter?? What happened to the first amendment????

  • Dead

  • bubba

    Twitter is a sewer.

    • Lonnie Robinson

      They are now.

  • Crystal Waters

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

    Build it. We will come.

  • Jeff Benton

    Was hoping to find some conservative alternatives in the comments here… Will keep looking… So far it looks like they haven’t been built or search pages like google and whatnot are hiding or putting way in the back of the “search lists” the results of searches with the word “Conservative” in them…
    The search continues…
    Next stop on this ol search train called life appears to be a place known as – How to build social networking sites -…

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