President Donald Trump said he will look into reports that Twitter has suppressed some conservative users on the platform with a practice referred to as “shadow banning,” according to The Hill.
Twitter “SHADOW BANNING” prominent Republicans. Not good. We will look into this discriminatory and illegal practice at once! Many complaints.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2018
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A report from Vice News on Wednesday revealed that some well-known conservative politicians and other public figures were not automatically populating in search results when their names were typed in the search bar.
The full range of users impacted by the “shadow ban” is unknown, but Vice News found it affected accounts for Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), and Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. . .
Twitter representatives said the issue is an unintentional result of their efforts to limit the exposure of users who engage in inappropriate, harmful or hateful behavior on the site.
“As we have said before, we do not ‘shadowban,’ Twitter said in a statement. “We are aware that some accounts are not automatically populating in our search box, and shipping a change to address this.” (Read more from “Trump Promises Investigation Into Twitter’s ‘Discriminatory and Illegal’ Conservative Ban” HERE)