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Breitbart Exclusive: Twitter Shadowbanning 'Real and Happening Every Day' Says Inside Source

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This practice is not exclusive to just Twitter. Facebook and Google also throttle conservative voices and have for years. It's what progressive propaganda tools do. They have no understanding of free will or thought. They fancy themselves social engineers. They are all members of the participation trophy generation and do as they were taught. Silence those that challenge the progressive narrative.

Nonetheless, we here at the Carroll Standard have been battling these free speech challenged folks for years to have our content fairly distributed to no avail. With almost 77,000 followers, according to Twitter's own analytics, the Carroll Standard articles or posts average anywhere from 100-1,200 impressions in our Twitter friends timelines. Odd, considering, an audit of @CarrollStandard rates our followers 97% real and active. 

Breitbart reports:

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. ... Read the rest here...

 

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