But ‘quality filter’ censorship still remains
Paul Joseph Watson
July 26, 2018
Twitter has partially lifted a shadow ban on conservatives using its platform after Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz threatened to file an FEC complaint against the company.
Even far-left VICE admitted that conservatives were being censored in a report yesterday which observed, “The Republican Party chair Ronna McDaniel, several conservative Republican congressmen, and Donald Trump Jr.’s spokesman no longer appear in the auto-populated drop-down search box on Twitter.”
The report went on to highlight how the policy served to diminish the reach of conservatives on the platform and how high profile liberals were not impacted by the shadow ban. Despite this, Twitter insisted that the problem had nothing to do with politics.
After Infowars launched a petition opposing shadow banning, Twitter announced that it would seek to fix the issue.
The final straw was almost certainly Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz’s threat to file a complaint with the FEC about the shadow banning of conservatives.
“I am contemplating a complaint with the FEC, because if my political opponents have better access to the Twitter platform than I do, that’s no different than a private company giving my political opponents access to a billboard or television time or radio time,” Gaetz said. “That wouldn’t be equal.”
“So I believe that Twitter may have illegally donated to the campaigns of my opponents by prejudicing against my content,” he added.
Gaetz noticed that the growth of his Twitter account immediately slowed after the algorithm change and a report concluded, “Democrats are not being ‘shadow banned’ in the same way” and that, “Not a single member of the 78-person Progressive Caucus faces the same situation in Twitter’s search.”
Conservative Twitter users began to…