发表于 2016-9-10 15:00:17
标 题: DESPERATE: Twitter Now Trying To Quarantine Alt-Right After Failure To Destroy It
Over the last couple weeks I’ve noticed something a little fishy every time
I browse the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag. Every time I looked, the hashtag
would be absolutely overrun with tweets critical of BLM — tweets that could
generally be described as ‘alt-rightish‘ in nature.
What’s weird about the BLM hashtag completely overrun by alt-right tweets,
you might be wondering? First off, although we may be legion, we aren’t
that legion. Furthermore, I’ve witnessed Twitter censoring the #
BlackLivesMatter hashtag manually, by hand, for months. In the past, Twitter
worked furiously to delete any tweets that were negative of BLM from
reaching public visibility. Now, anti-BLM tweets are all that I’m seeing.
So what gives?
Opening the hashtag in a private browser session — which disables all
previous cookies and doesn’t log one in to any of their accounts —
confirmed my suspicions: Twitter is attempting to isolate the alt-right by
quarantining us into containment zones, using an advanced form of selective
shadow-banning and selective promotion. Let me explain.
When browsing the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag in a private session and without
being logged in, all of a sudden the fountain of alt-right tweets had
mysteriously dried up. In their place, were tweets that were almost 100% in
support of BLM. And more curiously, the alt-right tweets that were showing
when I was logged in were not from users which I was even following. I mean,
Twitter has always used their algorithm to place relevant tweets from
people that you follow higher up in the hashtag results, but this was
something different all together. And it wasn’t a side effect from the “
quality filter” either, as I had it turned off. But even with it turned on,
the alt-right tweets reign supreme when viewing the #BlackLivesMatter
The only logical conclusion I can come up with is that Twitter is using
internal data to — most likely through automated means — place users into
ideological camps. And then once users are sorted, the true digital
I think there are multiple motives for this revamped method of tweet
obfuscation. First and foremost, it is just not feasible to either shadowban
or outright ban the entire alt-right. For instance, if one was actually
successful in shadow banning the entire alt-right, they would all quit using
Twitter — or at least quit using it as much. Twitter just can’t afford
that kind of loss, in both power users and revenue. They might hate us, but
they’re still desperate for us to use the service.
Instead, Twitter has devised a way to accomplish both primary objectives: a)
to retain the userbase and the level of user interaction, and more
importantly b) to neuter the alt-right so that they would no longer be able
to successfully disseminate their message to normies. They were able to
accomplish this by detecting which users are “conservatives”, and then
feeding us lots of tweets from other conservatives — tweets that ‘normal’
users aren’t able to see.
And this sort of ideological shadowban is even more dangerous than the
normal sort, because a user can’t tell from his impressions and
interactions that anything is abnormal. Even worse, it actually makes the
platform even more appealing to alt-right users, because it provides us a
nice spoon fed hug box of exactly what type of content we want to be reading
, anyway. The only problem is that in providing us a tempting circle-jerk,
they’ve largely taken away our ability to get the message out to normies
None of this is even remotely surprising, as the true intentions of Twitter
’s path to censorship was laid bare in the report I had published by
Capital Research Center. As their previous methods fail, expect them to roll
out more and more ways to fuck with us.