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Twitter admits that it "downranks"

Twitter admits that it "downranks"

Twitter admits it can “downrank accounts”, which is a modified from of shadow banning. Source: Twitter Responds to Project Veritas’s Video Claiming It Shadow Bans As I have noted, a shadow ban can mean only the poster sees their tweets, or only their current followers see their tweets – but their tweets may be displayed less frequently to their followers, or not at all to non followers – thereby making the tweets disappear from search results. That this goes on…

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How Twitter's shadow banning system works

How Twitter's shadow banning system works

Here is some insight in to how Twitter’s shadow banning algorithm’s may be operating. In addition to their “machine learning” (a good but significantly over-hyped technology) scanning of messages, their algorithms take in to account user reports, and the muting or blocking of accounts to decide if individual tweets or accounts should be shadow banned. The user that is shadow banned is not notified of the ban. Once shadow banned, one’s Tweets may not show up in some follower’s Twitter…

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Instagram said to use shadow banning

Instagram said to use shadow banning

See here. On Instagram, if you use the same hash tags too often, Instagram shadow bans your account because they can. Instagram is owned and operated by Facebook, which also shadow bans posts. It looks like all online platforms engage in shadow banning.

Was I "shadow banned" by Twitter? #shadowbanned

Was I "shadow banned" by Twitter? #shadowbanned

For a little over a month last fall, I ramped up my daily use of Twitter. During that time, I posted many screen snapshots of actual price quotes from HealthCare.gov. For 4 weeks, I did not see a single new follower to my Twitter feed. It was as if my account had vanished. Not one additional follower for 4 weeks. With the news that Twitter actively censors political or policy speech that Twitter disagrees with, it seems likely that Twitter shadow…

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I was shadow banned by Oregonian censorship, a powerful form of propaganda

I was shadow banned by Oregonian censorship, a powerful form of propaganda

Today, the Oregonian ran a story from the AP about the high costs of ACA insurance policies. I added two comments to the story. One of my comments appears online and the other is “shadow banned”. When I am logged in to the Oregonian, I see this When I am not logged in, I see only this which is presumably what everyone else sees as well. In other words, my comment is visible only to me but invisible to everyone…

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Facebook launches Thought Police censorship program

Facebook launches Thought Police censorship program

Facebook has taken the step of allowing people to share the post only if they also condemn its content, which is not unprecedented but unusual, according to The Verge. Posts that include the link will automatically be removed from Facebook, unless it also includes a caption that condemns either the article or The Daily Stormer, The Verge reported. Source: Facebook is actively deleting shares of ‘The Daily Stormer’ article on Heather Heyer Obviously, the post and the racist group behind…

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