Dear Twitter: Your antisemitic #shadowban will not stop our fight for the Jewish state
Sharia-compliant social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are engaging in censorship in an effort to silence pro-Israel voices.
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In a blog post from July 2018, Twitter claims that they do not shadowban by defining shadowbanning as deliberately making someone’s content undiscoverable to everyone except the person who posted it, unbeknownst to the original poster.
If you strictly follow Twitter’s own definition, this may not be false because the key is discoverability.
Later, Twitter provides a hint why this definition is deceptive by stating that you are always able to see the tweets from accounts you follow (although you may have to do more work to find them, like go directly to their profile).
The problem is obvious: Having to do more work to find tweets of accounts is not shadowbanning if you let Twitter define it.
Although tweets within a thread may be completely invisible to others or tweets may not be shown in a user’s followers’ timelines, you will always be able to find those tweets by navigating to the user’s “Tweets & replies” section on their profile.
In contrast to Twitter, we find that this is shadowbanning because without navigating there, it is not even possible for others to know that the corresponding tweets do exist.
Last week, as Israel marked Holocaust Remembrance Day to honor the memory of 6 million Jews systematically murdered by Nazis, Facebook announced that it had banned several high-profile conservative personalities, including Jewish journalist Laura Loomer, a staunch Israel supporter.