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  • Is "Statistics Shadowbanning" the Latest Big-Tech Salvo Against Conservatives?

    10/22/2018 12:36:16 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/22/18 | Selwyn Duke
    So that's Big Tech, advancing little minds and big lies--and inviting big destruction With perhaps the most significant midterm election in decades nigh, big tech’s censorship of conservatives has kicked into high gear. And while Facebook’s recent purge of right-leaning pages is obvious and has made news, perhaps just as destructive is the stealth censorship. A good example may be the report of WordPress’ “statistics shadowbanning” of Whatfinger News. Whatfinger is an increasingly popular news aggregator that is run by military veterans; it’s like a non-establishment version of Drudge, only more comprehensive, more conservative, and more interesting.
  • Evil WordPress shadow-bans patriotic news site Whatfinger News

    10/13/2018 7:16:21 AM PDT · by Eowyn2 · 10 replies
    Fellowship of the Minds ^ | Oct. 13, 2018 | Dr. Eowyn
    WordPress is shadow banning link news-site Whatfinger News by expunging referrals from Whatfinger.
  • 13 states accepted Sessions invitation to meeting on social media bias

    09/24/2018 6:02:23 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/24/18 | Michael Burke
    Representatives from thirteen states and Washington, D.C., are converging in Washington for a meeting about a possible antitrust lawsuit against top tech companies over alleged bias against conservatives, according to BuzzFeed News. BuzzFeed reported that the meeting is set to take place Tuesday at 10 a.m. between top Department of Justice officials and the attorneys general from Alabama, California, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Nebraska, Tennessee, Utah and D.C. Representatives from Arkansas, Arizona, Missouri, Texas, and Washington state are also expected to attend, according to BuzzFeed. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who will attend with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, originally invited 24...
  • Twitter: Trump not exempt from being banned

    09/04/2018 1:40:15 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/04/18 | Avery Anapol
    A Twitter official said Tuesday that President Trump does not have a "blanket exception" from a possible ban by the social media platform. The company’s legal and policy chief Vijaya Gadde told Politico that while the company has often given Trump an exception for possible policy violations because of the newsworthiness of his tweets, there is “not a blanket exception for the president or anyone else.”0 The company has come under fire from Trump critics for not punishing the president for specific use of the platform. Trump often uses his account to launch personal attacks on political opponents, criticize the...
  • These Screenshots Show How Google Shadow Bans Conservative and Pro-Trump Content

    08/18/2018 12:18:40 PM PDT · by lasereye · 38 replies
    The Federalist ^ | AUGUST 17, 2018 | Doug Wead
    Now that others are venturing timidly from their foxholes, I can take to print without becoming the sole target of a vengeful, monopolistic technocracy. It appears that Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter have all gone to war with President Trump, and are punishing anyone who dares to speak up for him. Don’t take my word for it. See for yourself. It may cost you $5 and you may find your Google Ads account temporarily suspended, but you will enjoy the innocent conversations with kindly Google employees in Mumbai as they try to explain policies unrelated to what is really going...
  • Small Conservative Outlets Are Being Shadowbanned En Masse

    08/09/2018 12:51:56 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 28 replies
    The Revolutionary Act is a growing conservative news and commentary site, but it is still quite small compared to the big conservative players. That doesn’t mean, however, that the giant social media censors do not Hoover it up for squashing. The suppressive algorithms clearly cover the conservative spectrum and hit rightist content providers regardless of size, strangling conservative content from cradle to grave. InfoWars being eradicated from multiple platforms within hours of each other was a draconian and possibly monopolistic measure against a site considered to be on the right but was really its own conspiratorial wing of the political...
  • Twitter banned @RealCandaceO from tweeting because she supposedly violated their rules...

    08/05/2018 8:49:52 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 110 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5 August 2018 | Terrence K. Williams
    Terrence K. Williams (brother of Candace Owens): Twitter banned my sister @RealCandaceO from tweeting because she supposedly violated their rules. Being a Black Conservative/ Trump supporter is a Twitter violation It’s a war against Trump Supporters! Twitter refused to block the liberals who call us the N word & coons
  • GOP leader wants Twitter CEO to testify on ‘shadow banning’

    08/02/2018 8:22:10 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | John Bowden - 08/02/18 | John Bowden - 08/02/18
    House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) wants Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee about allegations that Dorsey's platform participated in "shadow-banning" of conservative users. Axios reports that McCarthy sent a letter to the committee's chairman, Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), urging him to request a hearing with Dorsey to learn more about "filtering and censorship practices on his platform.” “Any solution to this problem must start with accountability from companies like Twitter, whose platforms have enormous potential to impact the national conversation — and unfortunately, enormous potential for abuse,” McCarthy said, according to...
  • Shadowbanning: Twitter's Revenge on Trump

    07/28/2018 7:31:36 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 28, 2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Twitter, like its Facebook cousin, now claims to have “fixed” the “error” involving the failure of prominent conservatives such as Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., to not appear in Twitter’s search box and denies it engages in the practice known as “shadow banning”: Twitter has denied shadowbanning, saying that the apparent suppression of autocomplete search suggestions for Republican congressman Matt Gaetz is an “error.” A Twitter spokeswoman denied shadowbanning exists, and told Breitbart News that the issue with Matt Gaetz’s search results is being fixed: As we have said before, we do not shadowban. We are aware that some accounts are...
  • Matt Gaetz Files FEC Complaint Against Twitter Over Shadowban

    07/28/2018 9:44:10 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 27, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) filed a Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint against Twitter following revelations the social networking giant shadowed his account. Screenshots emerged this week showing the Florida Republican’s account would not autocomplete in search results. In a statement to Breitbart News, the lawmaker’s office said it was “investigating the depths and impact,” of the serious allegations. A spokesperson for the Trump ally said: It is curious that these allegations would arise the week following Congressman Gaetz’s heated exchange with Twitter senior executives before the House Judiciary Committee. Congressman Gaetz continues to believe that interactive computer services, such as...
  • Bad week in social media gets worse; Twitter hammered

    07/27/2018 4:14:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 27, 2018 4:34 PM EDT | Barbara Ortutay
    Cracking down on hate, abuse and online trolls is also hurting Twitter’s standing with investors. The company’s stock plunged Friday after it reported a decline in its monthly users and warned that the number could fall further in the coming months. The 20.5 percent plunge comes one day after Facebook lost 19 percent of its value in a single day. Twitter says it’s putting the long-term stability of its platform above user growth. That leaves investors seemingly unable to value what the biggest companies in the sector, which rely on their potential user reach, are worth. Twitter had 335 million...
  • Twitter Scandal and Facebook Stock Drop Are Just Symptoms 'of a Larger Backlash Against Big Tech'

    07/27/2018 9:45:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/27/2018 | Tyler O' Neill
    On Thursday, Facebook's stock dropped by 19 percent, wiping out $119 billion in market value. Also on Thursday, President Donald Trump echoed allegations that Twitter had "shadow banned" Republican congressmen, pushing down Twitter shares as well. Twitter insisted to PJ Media that the "shadow banning" was unintentional and has been fixed, and Facebook's stock drop seems directly connected to declines in expected revenue. That said, these tremors may be ominous portents of things to come, according to conservative groups sounding the alarm about the left-wing smear outlet behind much social media censorship: the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). "Facebook's plummeting...
  • Twitter Is 'Shadow Banning' Repubs...Meadows...Jordan...Nunes...Gaetz....RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel

    07/26/2018 9:23:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies ^ | 07/25/2018 | Chris Menahan
    Twitter is "shadow banning" elected Republican Party representatives and spokespersons on top of tons of prominent right-wing voices, but no prominent Democrats are being similarly censored according to a new report from VICE. VICE reports: Twitter is limiting the visibility of prominent Republicans in search results -- a technique known as "shadow banning" -- in what it says is a side effect of its attempts to improve the quality of discourse on the platform. The Republican Party chair Ronna McDaniel, several conservative Republican congressmen, and Donald Trump Jr.'s spokesman no longer appear in the auto-populated drop-down search box on Twitter,...
  • Trump: 'We will look into' Twitter for 'shadow banning' Republicans

    07/26/2018 8:57:54 AM PDT · by raiderboy · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/26/2018 | By Brett Samuels
    Share to Google+ President Trump on Thursday vowed that the government would investigate Twitter for allegations that the social media giant has suppressed content from some conservative accounts. "Twitter 'SHADOW BANNING' prominent Republicans. Not good. We will look into this discriminatory and illegal practice at once! Many complaints," Trump tweeted.
  • Twitter “SHADOW BANNING” prominent Republicans. Not good.

    07/26/2018 8:05:34 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Twitter ^ | 07/26/18 | President Trump
    Twitter “SHADOW BANNING” prominent Republicans. Not good. We will look into this discriminatory and illegal practice at once! Many complaints.
  • Trump vows investigation into Twitter for 'shadow banning' Republicans....

    07/26/2018 7:32:01 AM PDT · by caww · 26 replies
    .washingtonexaminer ^ | 7/26/2018 | Katelyn Caralle
    President Trump said Thursday, “Twitter 'SHADOW BANNING' prominent Republicans. Not good," Trump tweeted. "We will look into this discriminatory and illegal practice at once! Many complaints.” Shadow banning, also known as ghost banning, is when a user and their content visibility is limited from the online viewers in a way that does not make it clear to the user that they have been banned. For example, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel all failed to appear on Twitter’s autofill search box when users typed in their names, Vice News reported...
  • Trump: Twitter "Shadow Banning" Prominent Republicans

    07/26/2018 5:05:59 AM PDT · by tellw · 42 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7/26/2018 | President Donald Trump
    Twitter “SHADOW BANNING” prominent Republicans. Not good. We will look into this discriminatory and illegal practice at once! Many complaints.
  • VICE Admits: Twitter Is Shadowbanning Conservatives, Mainstream Republicans

    07/25/2018 6:46:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Jul 2018 | Tom Ciccotta
    A new report from left-leaning VICE News revealed that Twitter is hiding the accounts of certain high-profile conservatives from users — which Breitbart News has been covering for years. A new report published on Wednesday by VICE News details the ongoing censorship of conservatives on social media. This time, the offender is Twitter. Through an objective analysis, VICE News reporter Alex Thompson concluded that Twitter is hiding the accounts of certain high-profile conservatives from its user through a process referred to as “shadowbanning.” The Republican Party chair Ronna McDaniel, several conservative Republican congressmen, and Donald Trump Jr.’s spokesman no longer...
  • Nigel Farage Grills Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook Censorship, Demands Transparency.....

    05/23/2018 4:21:51 AM PDT · by caww · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/22/2018 | Allum Bokhari
    Nigel Farage put Mark Zuckerberg on blast during the Facebook CEO’s testimony to the European Parliament, accusing him of “willful discrimination” against conservatives on the platform, and positing the creation of a “Social Media Bill of Rights” to protect free speech. “Perhaps you’re horrified by this creation of yours and what it’s led to, I don’t know. But what is absolutely true is that since January of this year, you’ve changed your modus operandi, you’ve changed your algorithms, and it has led directly to a very substantial drop in views and engagements for those who have got right-of-center political opinions.”...
  • Women’s advocacy group UltraViolet demands Spotify remove Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chris Brown, more

    05/15/2018 4:07:48 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 46 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/14/18 | Gerrick Kennedy
    In response to Spotify’s newly launched Hate Content and Hateful Conduct public policy, women’s advocacy group UltraViolet is calling on the streaming service to widen its net beyond R. Kelly and XXXTentacion, which were the first acts to see their music removed from promotional playlists. UltraViolet, a national organization working on a range of issues including reproductive rights, healthcare, economic security, violence and racial justice, published an open letter Monday to Spotify head Daniel Ek, applauding a recent decision to pull Kelly and XXXTentacion’s music from playlists and algorithmic recommendations. However, the group is also imploring that the policy be...