July 31, 2018
Finally and at last, the government is moving to regulate Twitter.
And at last.
Congressman Devin Nunes (R-California) is looking into “legal remedies” to stop Twitter from “shadowbanning” certain users and decreasing their visibility on the social media platform.
Vice News reported last week that Nunes and some other conservative figures were suddenly not showing up in Twitter search results and were temporarily much harder to find on the platform, prompting accusations of “shadowbanning” from the figures whose names were made harder to find.
Twitter denied accusations that partisanship had anything to do with the decreased visibility of Republican figures, despite the fact that no Democrats seem to have been affected by the search problems. A Twitter spokesperson said the company was aware of and addressing the problem, but suggested it had occurred because of the “behavior” of the accounts in question.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 30, 2018
On Sunday, Nunes told Fox News that it looks like Twitter is “censoring” people and that he had been receiving messages for months telling him his account was shadowbanned. He warned that the company “ought to stop it” and said he was looking into taking legal action.
Nunes is not the only one taking action against Twitter. Last week, Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) filed a Federal Election Commission complaint against the social media company. A spokesperson for Gaetz told Breitbart that Twitter “should not discriminate against content while simultaneously asserting that they are a non-biased public forum under federal law.”
Donald Trump called this illegal already.
Twitter “SHADOW BANNING” prominent Republicans. Not good. We will look into this discriminatory and illegal practice at once! Many complaints.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2018
As I said at the time, I don’t know what law he is referring to – possibly one he hasn’t invented yet. Right now as it stands, there is full ancap libertarianism functioning in the tech industry, where they are just allowed to do whatever they want to anyone.
Any introduction of anti-censorship legislation is going to affect us just as much as it will affect the mainstream politicians being censored.
Political censorship is political censorship, and you can’t make a law that says “yeah but Nazis tho.”
So if there is legislation stopping Twitter from censoring conservatives, we all get amnesty along with them.
Jack Says He Isn’t “Shadow Banning” – He’s Just Altering the Algorithm to Shadow Ban
@jack gave a bizarre response when questioned by Donald Trump.
Following up on this with a lot more detail. We don’t shadow ban, and we certainly don’t shadow ban based on political viewpoints. We do rank tweets by default to make Twitter more immediately relevant (which can be flipped off). More on ranking signals: https://t.co/ORjJfyBvhc
— jack (@jack) July 27, 2018
So he said “we don’t shadow ban, we just alter the algorithm to bury things we don’t think are relevant.” He and the entire team at Twitter is openly shitlib, so we have a pretty good idea what “relevant” means to them.
His essay excusing it all was a weird extension of that tweet, saying the same thing – “oh no, we don’t shadow ban, we just bury some things that we don’t think people should see.”
This weird semantic game thing that Jews are really good at, he is not so good at.
One of his Pakis admitted to an undercover Project Veritas reporter that they have an entire team that manages shadow banning.
James O’Keefe is a genius, sending sexy women in to trick betas into revealing all their secrets. This is like some high-level KGB shit he does.
Anyway, yes: we are moving ever closer to government regulation of the tech industry. And it won’t just be Twitter – it will be the whole shebang.
We shall return to our DOT COM.
I swear it.