Trump’s Twitter account has been one of the major reasons so many people either love or hate the presidential candidate.
His unfiltered tweets to his 10.5 million followers have gotten him into trouble, but others see them as a refreshing change from the mealy mouthed statements politicians usually issue.
However, evidence has emerged once again that Twitter is trying to stifle communication that clashes with the left’s official narrative, especially if it could help Donald Trump win the White House. It comes as no surprise that their latest target is Trump’s very own account.
Paul Joseph Watson reports:
A tweet sent out by Trump yesterday to promote his #MillionDollarMatch donation drive does not appear on Trump’s profile page nor did it appear on the feed of anyone following him. (…)
This is yet another example of Twitter shadow banning – where people on a designated ‘blacklist’ have their tweets relegated on search results and hidden from users’ timelines, while leftist politicians and commentators on a ‘whitelist’ have their tweets promoted.
A Twitter insider admitted to Breitbart back in February that Twitter had indeed begun shadow banning politically incorrect users, a claim verified by a senior editor at a major digital publisher.
Watson goes on to repeat accusations that Twitter is “gaming its algorithms in support of Hillary.”
What will Twitter (and Facebook and Google) do if this strategy backfires? Isn’t it likely that many voters will side with Donald Trump (or whoever Silicon Valley decides is the new “enemy”) simply because they object to being blatantly manipulated in this way?
They may not stop using social media quite yet, but how many of them would switch to unbiased versions of these applications if only they had the chance?