April 27, 2022
A Twitter source leaked an internal slack channel reconfirming shadowbanning is indeed real.
Twitter executives have used Orwellian doublespeak to explain their ‘Terms of Service’ and how they moderate content on their platform.
In 2018, Project Veritas released an undercover video showing Twitter engineers bragging about how they target pro-Trump accounts by banning them or hiding their content.
- Steven Pierre, Twitter engineer explains “shadow banning,” says “it’s going to ban a way of talking”
- Former Twitter software engineer Abhinav Vadrevu on shadow banning: “they just think that no one is engaging with their content, when in reality, no one is seeing it”
- Former Twitter Content Review Agent Mo Norai explains banning process: “if it was a pro-Trump thing and I’m anti-Trump… I banned his whole account… it’s at your discretion”
Twitter responded to Project Veritas’ video back in 2018 and said they ‘do not shadowban accounts.’
A Twitter source leaked an internal slack channel confirming that Twitter does indeed shadowban accounts.