Twitter admits to mass-banning god, guns, and america

Daily PunditTwitter direct messaging engineer Pranay Singh admitted to mass-banning accounts that express interest in God, guns, and America, during a Project Veritas investigation.

I guess I'm too small to bother with. Or maybe I'm too small to bother with because they banned me. Chicken, egg.

UPDATE: Upon further reflection, it strikes me that this is dangerously close to fraud. It's not financial fraud, since people don't pay to use basic twitter, but it's fraud in that people are being enticed to interact with twitter and spend time on the site. The return people expect for that is attention to the content they produce. If twitter has instead shadowbanned you, you're still interacting with their site since you don't know any better. But no one can see your content, so you're not getting your part of the deal.

It seems like there's the kernel of a lawsuit there, somewhere. Maybe a class-action for everyone who was shadowbanned? Or maybe just Roger Stone and Milo Yiannopoulos and Charles Johnson.

This entry was published Fri Jan 12 11:02:41 CST 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-01-12 11:02:41.0. [Tweet]

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