In a statement released Thursday on Twitter’s company blog, executives from the social media giant admit they do, in fact, shadowban certain accounts.
In the blog post written by the company’s legal, policy, trust and safety lead, Vijaya Gadde and Kayvon Beykpour, their product lead, they state: “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).”
In other words, they shadowban.
The blog post describes shadowbanning as: “deliberately making someone’s content undiscoverable to everyone except the person who posted it, unbeknownst to the original poster.”
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