Twitter Manipulates What You See

Interesting why many people I follow never show in my timeline. Splains it.

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.

Our source was backed up by a senior editor at a major digital publisher, who told Breitbart that Twitter told him it deliberately whitelists and blacklists users. He added that he was afraid of the site’s power, noting that his tweets could disappear from users’ timelines if he got on the wrong side of the company.

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.

Apparently Twitter dreams if sucking just as bad as Facebook.

Posted by: Howie at 11:04 AM


1 No worries comrade; the Politburo knows what is good for you and what is not.

Posted by: jim at February 17, 2016 11:54 AM

2 For a little Adam Smith, go to

Posted by: Terry Phillips at February 17, 2016 12:56 PM

3 Hmmmmm. Reminds me of someone.

Posted by: Greyrooster at February 17, 2016 07:52 PM

4 1

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