Twitter Officially Admits to ‘Shadowbanning’ Users in All but Name

Breitbart Tech: Twitter has acknowledged that it is working to artificially limit the reach of “troll-like” accounts on the platform — “shadowbanning” users in all but name, a practice that the company has repeatedly denied.

In an announcement earlier today, Twitter said they were taking steps to limit “behaviors that distort and detract from the public conversation” by downranking content that exhibits such behaviors from search results and “public conversations.”

In other words, if your behavior is considered “troll-like” by Twitter, it will be harder for other users to find your posts on the platform. The practice of limiting the visibility of content without formally suspending the content owner, notifying them, or deleting the content in question the definition of shadowbanning.

Although Twitter employees have been caught on camera admitting that shadowbanning takes place on the platform, the company continues to publicly deny that it engages in the practice — they have even made such denials in Senate hearings.

Twitter has made little effort to be transparent about the kind of signals it looks for when seeking to identify accounts that, in their words, “distort the conversation.” One of their employees was caught on camera admitting that accounts that post too much about “God, guns, and America” are likely to be classified as “bots,” but there is no acknowledgment of that in Twitter’s announcement.

Twitter only provided a few examples of the kind of signals they look for.  more here

8 Comments on Twitter Officially Admits to ‘Shadowbanning’ Users in All but Name

  1. Twitter is still trying to backfill and obfuscate after O’Keefe busted one of their engineers in January saying they were trying to “ban a way of talking”. Expect the usual fact-checkers to pop up and explain why these latest Twitter weasel words do not constitute an admission “shadow banning”.

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  3. Twitter Officially Admits to ‘Shadowbanning’ ALL TRUMP SUPPORTERS/CONSERVATIVES Users in All but Name

    Fixed it for you

  4. I’ve never posted a single controversial item and yet they’ve nicked me twice in the last week. *blinks innocently* I can’t imagine what they’re thinking. 😉


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