Twitter admits error in ‘shadow banning’ journalist
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Twitter admits error in ‘shadow banning’ journalist


NEIL: TWITTER IS AT IT AGAIN WITH SOME SYNCING CENSORSHIP IN A CLEVER WAY SEAN DAVIS TREATING THAT AS TRANSCRIPT FIGHT ANTI-TRUMP LAWYER LISA PAGE, BUT THE TWEETS ARE ONLY VISIBLE TO HIM. NOT ANY OF HIS FOLLOWERS. IN OTHER WORDS IT IS LIKE SPEAKING TO A VACUUM. OTHERWISE HE WOULD HAVE BEEN UNAWARE OF THAT. WE REACHED OUT TO TWITTER INSTEAD REINFORCE REGARDLESS OF THEIR BACKGROUND AND AFFILIATION TO SEAN DAVIS HIMSELF. HOW DID YOU PICK UP ON THIS?>>I PICKED UP IT BY RANDOM CHANCE. I GLANCED AT MY TIMELINE AND REALISTIC PORTION OF TESTIMONY FROM LISA PAGE TESTIMONY BEFORE CONGRESS WAS NOT GETTING ENGAGEMENT. I OPENED UP THE LINK AND THOUGHT THAT WAS WEIRD AND ENDED UP OPENING IT WHEN I WAS LOGGED OUT TO DISCOVER THE LINK WAS DEAD. THE TWEETS NO LONGER EXISTED, YET WHEN YOU LOOKED AT IT, IT WAS FAIR LIKE I WAS SHOUTING INTO THE WIND ALTHOUGH I MADE DOLLS. NEIL: SO YOU PICK UP ON THAT GOING FURTHER THAN MOST USERS WOULD. NO ONE IS PAYING ATTENTION TO ME TODAY AND THEY WOULD’VE LEFT IT AT THAT. WHAT IS A COMPANY TELL YOU RIGHT AFTER THAT? WE WOULD’VE SEEN TWITTER STATEMENT. HOW DO WE SEE WHAT IS GOING ON?>>ALMOST A WEEK WENT BY BEFORE I GOT ANY MESSAGE FROM THEM. I POSTED A SCREENSHOT ON MY TWITTER ACCOUNT WHERE THEY SAID WE STRIVE TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE ARE SAVED IN MISTAKENLY REMOVE SOME OF YOUR CONTENT AND THAT WAS THERE. I WAS NEVER GIVEN AN EXPLANATION. I WAS NEVER TOLD THAT THE TIMELINE. I WAS NEVER GIVEN A WARNING. THIS IS JUST A SIMPLE STATEMENT SUMMARIZING TESTIMONY FROM A CONGRESSIONAL WITNESS. THERE WAS NOTHING CONTROVERSIAL>>IN THE PAST OR DONE ANYTHING THAT HAS PROMPTED ANY ACTION, ANY SILENCING.>>NEVER. WHAT YOU THINK WAS GOING ON AND WHAT YOU THINK YOU WERE TARGETED?>>WHAT A FINE MORE CONCERNING FOR SOMETHING I SAID WAS THE FACT THAT THEY ALLOW THE CONTENT TO BE VIEWABLE TO ME WHILE DISAPPEARING FOREVER ANNOUNCED. TO DECEIVE SOMEONE. IT COULD BE PURELY ACCIDENTAL, BUT THAT IS WHAT CAUGHT MY ATTENTION THAT THEY THOUGHT ALRIGHT WERE GOING TO EMULATE THIS GUY. AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. BUT I WONDER IF THIS IS PLAYED OUT ELSEWHERE.>>I WAS THE CONCERN I HAD. THE REASON I WAS ABLE TO NOTICE IT IS EITHER BEGIN A FOLLOWING, A BIG ENOUGH PLATFORM WHEREIN PEOPLE ARE RESPONDING TO SOMETHING EVERETT I CAN NOTICE IT BECAUSE OF A BASELINE LEVEL OF ENGAGEMENT THAT ARE USUALLY SEE. FOR MOST PEOPLE WORK REGULAR JOBS AND REGULAR JOBS AND A HOT ONE TWITTER EVERY NOW AND AGAIN WITH A HUNDRED FOLLOWERS ENTRY. THEY DON’T HAVE THAT THEY HAVE THAT BASELINE TO JUDGE BROWN. NEIL: IF THEY WERE REALLY GOOD AT THIS THEY WOULD’VE FOUND A WAY TO GET BIG RESPONSES TO YOU. THAT’S REALLY AWFUL OF ME TO EVEN INTIMATE THAT. THAT WAS HOW THEY DID IT, RIGHT?>>THE PROBLEM IS THAT THE PRIVATE COMPANY THAT CAN HANDLE ITS USERS OR ACCOUNTS HOWEVER IT WANTS. OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA GIANTS WHICH HAVE DONE SIMILAR THINGS LIKE FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE ARE PROTECTED BY FEDERAL LAW. THEY HAVE AN EXEMPTION IN THERE THAT SAYS THAT THEY’RE NEUTRAL PLATFORMS FOR CONTENT THEY CAN BE HELD LIABLE FOR WHAT THIRD PARTIES PUT ON THEIR PLATFORM. SO THEY COULD EXEMPT FROM A WHOLE BUNCH OF LIABILITY. THEY’RE IMMUNE FROM CERTAIN SUITS BUT IT RELIES ON THEM FOR BEING ACTUAL NEUTRAL PLATFORMS. WHAT WE SEE OVER AND OVER AGAIN IS THERE NOT NEUTRAL. THEY ARE PUTTING THEIR THUMBS ON THE SCALE COME USING ALGORITHM TO HIDE CONTENT AND THE NEED TO PICK AND CHOOSE OTHER A WANT THE SAFE HARBORS OR WANT TO BE A CONTENT PROVIDER THAT CONTROLS THE CONVERSATION. NEIL: GOOD FOR YOU. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE ON THE RIGHT OR LEFT TO CONVINCE SOMEONE TO SOMETHING THAT WASN’T

46 Comments

  • Ca Lo

    This is a daily occurrence. Those of us who subscribe to various conservative points of view get very little of what we would actually want to see. Also, the likes and retweets and comments numbers are artificially low to look at; once you click on it the real numbers show up. The automated system unfollows people ALL THE TIME. I have had to resubscribe to so MANY. This is a nonstop occurrence.

  • James Simmons

    The only social media that I use is this one right here. I make You Tube comments. That's all. Do I need Twit? No. Do I hold my breath in anxious anticipation over some Facebook entry? No. I don't. Instagram? What for when I can send a text to anyone I want without it? None of those thing make sense to me. Now look at all the controversy which surrounds them all. Can they be worthwhile services when they are continually in the news in a negative way? No. They can't. Phooey with them all…. And phooey with Google too. I ban Google Analytics and all other Google Java links from my computer too except the ones which are essential to the business at hand. Phooey with them. I don't want to provide marketing data to anyone.

  • Chickens Don't Surf

    Yeah, and I deactivated twitter a few days ago. I'm tired of the whole thing. I'll get back on if they ever stop this nonsense.

  • Toxic Canadian Lobster

    I've seen the same thing happen on YouTube comments. I've used another account to see try to see original comments, but they are sometimes missing.

  • hafadude69

    Basically they target conservatives to silence their voice and they did it in a sneaky way. Twitter should be put out of business.

  • Anthony Gomes

    How can u remove a post accidentally, dont you have select what your deleting? Twitter should pay 70% taxes, since they are supporting the Leftists.

  • Halo

    Idk why someone hasn’t just made a new social media platform, the only one I still use is Instagram. I never made a Twitter and haven’t used Facebook in years

  • washington buckeyes

    So sick of Twitter, Facebook, and Google. YouTube was the best of the four, but I'm getting increasingly doubtful that YT is much better.

  • Michael Tomlinson

    Nobody should be shadow banned fullstop. By all means shut down someone's account, but shadow banning is just devious and evil in intent.

  • Jacob Howell

    Left's cultists: TRUMP HATES JOURNALISTS!!!

    Twitter ACTUALLY bans the press

    Left's cultist: …..we see nothing.

  • Bumps in the night

    This is not an error. Every major conservative voice has been silenced on all the social media platforms.. they are liable

  • Donald Zorniger

    It's always an error or mistake when they get caught!
    It's just another way to try to mold the minds of the masses.
    Just like Hillary wants to do in molding the minds of the children.
    In their case sounds more like counter-intelligence.

  • Denise Somewhere Around Here

    So what you need to do is have a neutral friend upload the same text at the same time and see who gets shadow banned. And geez, don't give them any more sneaky ideas!

  • John Miller

    Is Cavuto an anti-Trumper? He's trying hard to make a case for Twitter, he even looks ashamed that Twitter got caught while being hard as hell on Trump on his shows. Am I mistaken, or maybe it's just me.

  • paul castle

    We know they are doing this because someone blew the whistle on Twitter. More outrageous actions by insane Democrats . The whole thing the same here in the UK , this "hate speech " nonsense was started by the Muslims , The Islamic Council of Great Britain who will not tolerate any criticism and want blasphemy laws like Pakistan , Iran , Somalia . They appear to have a direct line to government here . Police have even turned up on peoples doorsteps threatening folk for things they have written on social media . We haven't enough police on the streets now to police even quite serious crime they have even announced in some places that some crimes are no longer , in their view quite serious enough to even bother with . A letter of mine was deleted from a BBC forum yesterday because I mentioned " white flight " from London in relation to hundreds of thousands of white British folk fleeing the city because it is too dangerous and they don't want their children or themselves to be robbed and murdered on the street or their children to be indoctrinated with Islam in schools that are completely dominated by Asian and African Muslims who are hostile to us all . So many bogus refugees and legals who are having as many as 12 children .

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