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Twitter’s ‘secret blacklists’ exposed

RT | December 8, 2022

Twitter has created a series of barriers and tools for moderators to prevent specific tweets and entire topics from trending, or limit the visibility of entire accounts, according to internal correspondence and interviews with multiple high-level sources within the company.

Despite repeated public assurances by top Twitter officials that the company does not “shadow ban” users, especially not “based on political viewpoints or ideology,” the practice actually existed under the euphemism of “visibility filtering,” according to journalist Bari Weiss, who published the second installment of the so-called Twitter Files in a lengthy thread on Thursday night.

“Think about visibility filtering as being a way for us to suppress what people see to different levels. It’s a very powerful tool,” one senior Twitter employee said, while another admitted that “normal people do not know how much we do.”

Twitter moderators have the power to add the user to categories such as “Trends Blacklist,” “Search Blacklist” and “Do Not Amplify,” to limit the scope of a particular tweet or entire account’s discoverability – all without users’ knowledge or any warning.

However, above the common moderators was another “secret group” that handled issues concerning “high follower,” “controversial” and other notable users. Known as “Site Integrity Policy, Policy Escalation Support,” the team included high-level executives such as former Head of Legal, Policy, and Trust, Vijaya Gadde, the Global Head of Trust and Safety, Yoel Roth and CEOs Jack Dorsey and Parag Agrawal.

December 8, 2022 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Deception, Full Spectrum Dominance | ,

1 Comment »

  1. I repeat…I am all in favor of those crooks that are responsible to be tried and be publicly hanged, if found guilty. There has to be a frightening example set of uncompromised justice. This idea of perpetually pardoning or giving amnesty to the biggest crooks of society, or a jail sentence to a posh recreational place needs to stop and now.

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    Comment by Peter | December 8, 2022 | Reply


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