Thursday, April 28, 2016

ARCHIVE SOCIAL MEDIA FILE: Feb. 15 - April 28, 2016

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April 28, 2016

Twitter is in the process of committing suicide. Twitter's stock is tanking. CEO Jack Dorsey has devised a plan to counter the problem: he's appointed a board of censors called a "Trust and Safety Council". Twitter is about the join the ranks of Social Justice Warriors demanding Safe Space before Liberty. The same applies to Facebook up to an extent.


Apr 23, 2016 Donald Trump ad “the establishment and special interests are absolutely killing our country.”

Since the implementation of Twitter’s new algorithmic timeline back in February of this year, conservatives, libertarians and anti-establishment dissidents alike have been waiting for the social media platform to interfere in the current U.S. election cycle. Now it seems that there is clear evidence of Twitter censoring the current Republican front-runner, Donald Trump. A tweet sent from Trump’s account at 3:04 PM EDT yesterday is not visible from his timeline, even when showing “Tweets and replies.” That message included a video wherein Trump declared that “the establishment and special interests are absolutely killing our country.”At the time of this writing, the tweet is still publicly accessible via a direct link and thus has not been deleted either by Twitter or by someone operating on the Trump account. This link has a copy of the timeline taken before this article was published which clearly shows the tweet not appearing where it should be — between a tweet sent at 12:10 PM EDT and one sent at 3:27 PM EDT; it is possible that the tweet may be reintroduced to the timeline in order to hide the manipulation. (More)

Mar 20, 2016


Feb 12, 2016 Paul Joseph Watson on Twitter's new Trust and Safety Council. (Source)

Twitter has implemented its selective tweets policy. The good news that it's optional, the bad news is that you have to actively opt out: opt-in is the default setting. We are also warned that settings are apt to switch back to opt-in when you're not watching. This means the settings have to checked regularly. Here's how you can opt-out of the selective mode. On Android: Settings > Timeline > tick off "Show me the best tweets first".

Mar 10, 2016


Twitter has banned around 125,000 accounts linked to Islamic State, but activists from the Anonymous hackers group, which targets the feeds of ISIS supporters, claim their accounts have been suspended too. Insanely stupid! It all goes back to the inability to separate good from evil. Instead they ban opinion and speech.

Mar 9, 2016 No #OpISIS? Twitter shuts down Anonymous accounts 'for harassing' extremists.

Mar 8, 2016


Since it became public knowledge that shadow banning by Twitter's Safety Council is real (log on Feb. 17) Conservative tweeps have become more alert. Here below are a few ideas. Here's another. Check your analytics. Stats can be compared over 30 day periods. If the normal trend is broken, you may be shadow banned (Twitter is partly or entirely suppressing your imprints). On the web access the dashboard: login to with your Twitter username and password to turn on analytics on for your account. For phone access the Twitter app, tap the analytics icon visible in your Tweets. Make sure you have installed the latest version. (Source)

Feb. 25, 2016


Feb. 17, 2016


Inside sources at Twitter have confirmed that the platform is covertly silencing voices of dissent against trendy social justice narratives. Social media, once hailed as a democratizing force, looks set to ossify into another tool of establishment elites intent on controlling the flow of information. There’s something particularly insidious about this, given that social media platforms rely on their users to generate content. Twitter draws its influence from the millions of users who produce and share information on the platform. (...) When political factions stop talking to each other, it hinders intellectual progress, which relies on arguments being tested by their most determined opponents. That’s why Steven Pinker, Jonathan Haidt, and other academics and cognitive scientists associated with the Heterodox Academy are pushing for more conservatives in the liberal-dominated social sciences. Although Pinker and Haidt are both self-identified liberals themselves, they also recognise that politically homogeneous bubbles do little but spread dogma. If two Twitters were to emerge, one conservative and one left-wing, that would be the result.

Twitter Shadowbanning ‘Real and Happening Every Day’ 

Rumours that Twitter has begun ‘shadowbanning’ politically inconvenient users have been confirmed by a source inside the company, who spoke exclusively to Breitbart Tech. His claim was corroborated by a senior editor at a major publisher. According to the source, Twitter maintains a ‘whitelist’ of favoured Twitter accounts and a ‘blacklist’ of unfavoured accounts. Accounts on the whitelist are prioritised in search results, even if they’re not the most popular among users. Meanwhile, accounts on the blacklist have their posts hidden from both search results and other users’ timelines. (...) Shadowbanning, sometimes known as “Stealth Banning” or “Hell Banning,” is commonly used by online community managers to block content posted by spammers. Instead of banning a user directly (which would alert the spammer to their status, prompting them to create a new account), their content is merely hidden from public view. For site owners, the ideal shadowban is when a user never realizes he’s been shadowbanned. xxx

Feb. 15, 2016


Paul Joseph Watson @PrisonPlanet  joined Faith Goldy to break down the latest from Twitter's new "Trust and Safety Council." Doesn't that sound Orwellian? Who is on this council and who isn't? In an effort to transform their platform into a "safe space," the organization is now in the business of censoring free speech and they've picked out an army of social justice warriors (SJW) to get the job done!

Milo Yiannopoulos @Nero, a columnist with Breitbart London, was disciplined by Twitter for having anti-feminist views — even though he himself is a socially liberal gay man. (Source) And that's just one example of someone on the "right" who's been targeted by the social justice warriors who work at Twitter.

Twitter's stock price has been tanking. Unlike their rival Facebook, they're not growing followers, either. So CEO Jack Dorsey made his big reveal for fixing this: he's appointed a board of censors.

WATCH and I'll tell you about some of its members -- a bunch of anti-"hate speech" groups. If you like using Twitter, and you're a conservative or just a grown up who believes in freedom, then this new council is a left-wing triumph, but a free speech disaster. And it’s going to be a corporate disaster, too. Or is it? (Source)

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Feb 10, 2016 Ezra Levant of loves Twitter, so he's worried about Twitter's new censor board, made up of "experts" who hate free speech and push a left-wing agenda.