shadow banning

shadow banning

Making a user less visible on an online forum or social network because of inappropriate comments. Also called "stealth banning," banned users are not necessarily aware they are being censored. For example, by placing a post in a less prominent location, there will likely be few or no responses. When shadow banned, users may receive a confirmation of their post even if it never becomes public. Twitter, Reddit, Instagram and many other services have been known to shadow ban members.
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Shadow banning, as the platform defines it, is deliberately making someone's content undiscoverable to everyone except the person who posted it, unbeknownst to the original poster.
They are also accused of shadow banning conservative personalities and promoting liberal arguments in lists of trending topics.
Here's a look at shadow banning and why it's now a political issue.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey yesterday testified during his opening statement to the House Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday that, before the shadow banning "bug" was fixed, Twitter algorithms unfairly filtered 600K accounts, including some members of Congress, from certain search results, Engadget reports.
Representative Greg Walden, the committee's Republican chairman, raised concerns that Twitter had made "mistakes" and minimised Republicans' presence on the social media site, a practice conservatives have labeled "shadow banning."
Trump faulted Twitter on July 26, without citing any evidence, for limiting the visibility of prominent Republicans through a practice known as shadow banning.
In his tweet Trump accused Twitter of 'shadow banning', or limiting visibility, of some Republicans and said it was 'discriminatory and illegal'.
Earlier this month, Trump himself tweeted accusing Twitter of shadow banning Republicans calling it "discriminatory and illegal practice".
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In July, Trump accused Twitter of "shadow banning" conservatives after a handful of far-right accounts stopped showing up in the site's drop-down search results menu.