More
    HomeBreakingMusk Drops Part Two Of ‘Twitter Files’ Revealing ‘Secret Blacklists’

    Musk Drops Part Two Of ‘Twitter Files’ Revealing ‘Secret Blacklists’

    Published on

    The new corporate leadership is revealing all of the previous wrongdoings done to people in a series called “Twitter Files,” which are in-depth and newly well-documented media reports showing all the ways Twitter claimed they weren’t censoring material, like shadow-banning users due to political ideology.

    Journalist Bari Weiss posted on Twitter on Friday that “A new #TwitterFiles investigation reveals that teams of Twitter employees build blacklists, prevent disfavored tweets from trending, and actively limit the visibility of entire accounts or even trending topics—all in secret, without informing users.”

    “Twitter once had a mission “to give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers.” Along the way, barriers nevertheless were erected.”

    Weiss released the names of several of the profiles that were shadow banned in a lengthy string of posts after receiving access to Twitter’s internal operations from Elon Musk, the company’s CEO, including a Stanford physician who believed that covid lockdowns would hurt children.

    “The authors have broad and expanding access to Twitter’s files. The only condition we agreed to was that the material would first be published on Twitter,” Weiss wrote in the thread.

    The doctor was covertly added to Twitter’s “trends blacklist,” preventing his tweets from entering the public stream of information.

    Twitter denies carrying out such activities. Weiss cited statements made by Twitter’s Vijaya Gadde and Kayvon Beykpour in 2018 that stated: “We do not shadow ban,” and “And we certainly don’t shadow ban based on political viewpoints or ideology.”

    According to multiple media reports, Twitter executives have claimed for years that they are not censoring users based on their political ideologies. However, when investigators look at the list of users whose profiles are flagged with “do not amplify” or “not safe for work” and who were on a “search blacklist,” shockingly, it turns out that all of those users are conservatives.

    What many people refer to as “shadow banning” is actually “visibility filtering,” according to Twitter executives and staff.

    ““VF” refers to Twitter’s control over user visibility. It used VF to block searches of individual users; to limit the scope of a particular tweet’s discoverability; to block select users’ posts from ever appearing on the “trending” page; and from inclusion in hashtag searches,” according to Weiss.

    More on this story via The Republic Brief:

    Musk has shaken social media and released blistering reports on how Twitter was running a domination play over political content, and this week; he released a second edition of the “Twitter Files”, revealing how the company had shadow-banned and blacklisted accounts.

    “Weiss detailed how Twitter placed the account of Dr. Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford University on a “Trends Blacklist,” which prevented his tweets from trending because he argued that pandemic lockdowns were harmful to children,” The Blaze reported. CONTINUE READING…

    Latest articles

    John Durham Makes Blockbuster Move That Should Have Biden Nervous

    People frequently state on social media that they are tired of waiting for anything...

    While All Eyes Were on House, McConnell Made Big Move Against 2 GOP Senators

    As Democrats in the House of Representatives risk removal from their committee assignments, two...

    Republican Leaders Announce a Familiar Face Will Deliver Rebuttal to Biden’s State of the Union Address

    Next week, Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders will deliver the Republican answer to President...

    Hunter Biden Admits the Laptop Is His, Attempts to Sic His Dad’s DOJ on Those Who Exposed It

    The Biden camp's handling of Hunter Biden's infamous "laptop from hell" has taken yet...

    More like this

    John Durham Makes Blockbuster Move That Should Have Biden Nervous

    People frequently state on social media that they are tired of waiting for anything...

    While All Eyes Were on House, McConnell Made Big Move Against 2 GOP Senators

    As Democrats in the House of Representatives risk removal from their committee assignments, two...

    Republican Leaders Announce a Familiar Face Will Deliver Rebuttal to Biden’s State of the Union Address

    Next week, Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders will deliver the Republican answer to President...