Twitter has announced new measures to crack down on “trolls” on the social media platform. But because the company is so Left-leaning, conservatives are preparing for the worst.
While the company isn’t using the now popular term “shadowban,” they appear to be admitting that’s basically what they’re doing.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has in the past tweeted his approval of an article calling for the annihilation of the conservative movement.
Great read https://t.co/O2djSQf8Qv
— jack (@jack) April 6, 2018
Revealing to see Twitter’s CEO sharing an article that says the only political path forward is to annihilate political opposition and usher in one-party rule. https://t.co/ampnz8gjvS
— Jarrett Stepman (@JarrettStepman) April 7, 2018
lol, Twitter is going to start shadowbanning accounts who even follow/talk to people who violate their terms of service.
What a brilliant plan. pic.twitter.com/EI0T2J7FVn
— DatNoFact (@datnofact) May 15, 2018
Twitter will monitor a set of behaviors to decide whether to begin hiding all tweets from suspect accounts.
The company says, “We’re tackling issues of behaviors that distort and detract from the public conversation in those areas by integrating new behavioral signals into how Tweets are presented. By using new tools to address this conduct from a behavioral perspective, we’re able to improve the health of the conversation, and everyone’s experience on Twitter, without waiting for people who use Twitter to report potential issues to us.”
Conservatives tweeted their displeasure:
They should just drop the “free speech platform” BS from their marketing scheme and just come as the “SJW platform” instead.
— Richard Fox (@RichardFoxisimo) May 15, 2018
It’s an attack on freedom of speech.
— Jerry Info ✝️ (@happydad62) May 15, 2018
— KeepAmericaGREAT (@MAGA2020too) May 15, 2018