, 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".
The video focuses on something called "shadow banning
They took the money that existed and disregarded the fake money, the" cash equivalents" created all over the world allowing the shadow banning
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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.