‘Shadow banning’: How Twitter secretly censors conservatives without them even knowing it

Updated: January 12, 2018 at 4:11 pm EST  See Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Conservatives and Christians have long suspected that Twitter works aggressively behind the scenes to censor their material. That suspicion has now been confirmed in an undercover investigation involving numerous Twitter employees who let slip what really happens behind the scenes of the mega social media platform. 

A Project Veritas (PV) report released this week zeroes in on Twitter’s little-known practice of “shadow banning,” which turns out to be a rather surreptitious, stealth method of censorship.  

“Shadow banning is a way of blocking users from a social media platform without notifying them,” explains PV founder, James O’Keefe in the fifteen minute video.

“Tweets from a shadow-banned user still appear to their followers, but don’t show up in search results, or anywhere else on Twitter,” he said.  

“Although Twitter presents itself as politically neutral, its culture behind closed doors is one of blatant censorship, systematic bias, and political targeting,” according to O’Keefe.

How ‘shadow banning’ works 

Through shadow banning, “you have ultimate control,” said Abhinav Vadrevu, former Twitter software engineer. “The idea of a shadow ban is that you ban someone but they don’t know they’ve been banned, because

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