(New York) President Trump on Thursday promised to investigate unethical practices of Twitter:
Project Veritas exposed Twitter’s “shadow banning” practices earlier this year. Abhinov Vadrevu, a former Twitter software engineer explains how Twitter has used the practice:
“One strategy is to shadow ban so you have ultimate control. The idea of a shadow ban is that you ban someone but they don’t know they’ve been banned, because they keep posting and no one sees their content. So they just think that no one is engaging with their content, when in reality, no one is seeing it.”
Following the release of this video, Senator Ted Cruz grilled a Twitter spokesperson during a Senate hearing, quoting the video.
The discussions surrounding “shadow banning” have come back into the news recently after a Vice News article uncovered that prominent Republicans, such as GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDonald and Donald Trump Jr.’s spokesperson were hidden from search features.
“We exposed these unethical practices at work back in January, and it is nice to see mainstream media outlets like Vice News following up,” said founder and president of Project Veritas James O’Keefe. “We are excited to see what the President plans to do, and we will be happy to offer our assistance.”
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