In its latest example of bias against conservatives, Twitter has seemingly admitted to shadowbanning a tweet from Sean Davis, co-founder of the online conservative magazine The Federalist.
Davis’ tweet highlighted the irony of former FBI lawyer Lisa Page’s testimony which suggested that the FBI was looking into whether someone associated with the Trump campaign was working with the Russians to obtain damaging information on Hillary Clinton when the facts have shown that a foreign national was working on behalf of the Clinton campaign to obtain damaging information on Trump.
At the time, Davis noticed that the tweet was only appearing to him when he was logged in and he suspected it was being shadowbanned.
Now Twitter has seemingly confirmed Davis’ suspicions in an email which he posted to Twitter.
The full text of the email says:
Our priority is to keep people safe on Twitter. As part of that work, we err on the side of protecting people and sometimes mistakenly remove content that doesn’t break our rules. When those mistakes happen, we work quickly to fix them. We have corrected the issue.
Davis pointed out that Twitter says this was a mistake yet appears to have acted very intentionally by deleting his public tweet URL but still making the tweet visible to him when logged in – a move that he claims gives users the “fraudulent” impression that their tweets are still publicly visible.
These claims from Davis are the latest in a long line of actions Twitter has taken against conservative users. While Twitter tries to brush these off as mistakes, its double standard has been highlighted time and time again. Every day, it’s becoming more and more evident that Twitter is a heavily censored platform that has no respect for its users.
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