Anti Establishment and conservative commentators take note!
Hacked images have revealed that Twitter can manually downgrade its users’ posts.
Screenshots posted online show that Twitter’s internal system allows its administrators to access a search blacklist and a “trends blacklist”.
Speculation is rife that this means that Twitter can manually “weed out” those that are unsavories from its liberal silicon valley points of view
Twitter has always alleged that it can’t shadow ban or blacklist its users, but that it can monitors posts for “quality”. Topics can be prevented from “trending” if they contribute to a “bad user experience”
Speaking of bad user experience- the leaked screenshots are circulating online, although not on Twitter. Which has, perhaps unsurprisingly, scrambled to cleanse the platform of the screenshots, based on “privacy violations”.