Big Tech censorship of conservative and independent thinkers — even happening to the President’s son, it seems!
Donald Trump Jr. tweeted just hours ago, “Well now it’s @Twitter! Imagine a scenario where you have 112 million tweet impressions in a 28 day period with 0... yea ZERO new followers! Do you think that’s real or you think I’m being shadow banned there too? Enough with the censorship and the anti-conservative #bias!”
The President’s son, as proof of his shadow ban claims, posted what appears to be a screenshot of his Twitter analytics page, with “0 new followers” circled in red, presumably for emphasis.
This echos a familiar complaint from many on the right and in online rightwing media, that “shadow bans” are occurring — in other words, the account remains active, but its reach is quietly limited or throttled in some way. Mark Dice, a popular right leaning YouTuber who has visited the White House, took to Twitter recently to complain that he and others are no longer having their videos surfaced first when users on YouTube search for “Mark Dice” or the name of whoever they’re looking for.
And, separately, controversial journalist Laura Loomer has filed a defamation suit against Facebook for banning her account, seeking multiple billions of dollars in damages from the social media giant.
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