TOM FITTON: Twitter Shadow-Banned My Account After President Trump Tweeted About Me
Twitter is desperately trying to do damage control after they were caught red-handed shadow-banning Trump supporters and Republican lawmakers.
President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton said this week he was shadow-banned by Twitter after President Trump tweeted about him. He said the shadow-ban appears to be lifted after publicly complaining about it.‘Is this just a coincidence?’ Fitton asked.
Tom Fitton tweeted: So I was tweeted out 5 times by @realDonaldTrump this week and I had been shadow banned by Twitter. Coincidence?
Last weekend President Trump congratulated Tom Fitton and Judicial Watch for their superb work in getting the DOJ to hand over the Carter Page FISA documents.
Trump tweeted: Congratulations to @JudicialWatch and @TomFitton on being successful in getting the Carter Page FISA documents. As usual they are ridiculously heavily redacted but confirm with little doubt that the Department of “Justice” and FBI misled the courts. Witch Hunt Rigged, a Scam!
President Trump tweeted about Tom Fitton five times and the JW boss was subsequently shadow-banned–this further proves Twitter users are being censored due to their association with, and support for the President.
Twitter denied they “shadowban” users in a disingenuous blog post
this week by narrowly defining what shadowbanning technically is.
People are asking us if we shadow ban. We do not. But let’s start with, “what is shadow banning?”
The best definition we found is this: deliberately making someone’s content undiscoverable to everyone except the person who posted it, unbeknownst to the original poster.
Twitter also said in their blog post, they use three signals when determining whether an account is a “bad faith actor” and will ultimately be ‘down ranked’ (shadowbanned).
In their third signal, they said they look at how other accounts interact with you (e.g. who mutes you, who follows you, who retweets you, who blocks you, etc)
This third signal is precisely how Tom Fitton and GOP lawmakers were caught up in their algorithms. Deplorables constantly retweet Gaetz, Meadows, Jordan and Nunes which ultimately led to their shadowbanning. Without realizing it, Twitter admitted to shadowbanning Republicans and Trump supporters.
Coincidence? No, Tom Fitton was shadow-banned for his association with President Trump.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) announced
Friday evening he is filing a complaint against Twitter with the Federal Election Commission after it was revealed that his own account was being shadowbanned by Twitter.
Twitter stock tumbled
20% Friday after user numbers declined.