Twitter Files Part 2: Twitter’s Secret Blacklists, “Visibility Filtering” Used at Highest Levels to Suppress What People See

Original source is Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) on Twitter:

Via: Fox:

Bari Weiss, the founder and editor of The Free Press posted part two of the Twitter Files on Thursday night, titling the post “Twitter’s Secret Blacklists,” which filtered visibility of content from users.

“Twitter once had a mission “to give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers,” Weiss tweeted. “Along the way, barriers nevertheless were erected.”

She said Stanford’s Dr. Jay Bhattacharya argued that COVID lockdowns would harm children, and as a result, Twitter “secretly” put him on a “Trends Blacklist,” preventing his tweets from trending. Bhattacharya did not respond to requests seeking additional information about his awareness of the blacklist on Thursday.

Other users who were blacklisted included talk show host and Fox News Contributor Dan Bongino and conservative activist Charlie Kirk.

Twitter denied that it places people on blacklists, according to Weiss, and in 2018, Twitter’s Vijaya Gadde, the then head of legal policy and trust, along with Kayvon Beykpour, head of product, said, “We do not shadow ban…and we certainly don’t shadow ban based on political viewpoints or ideology.”

Related: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis: Twitter’s COVID Information Censorship, “Ended Up Killing People”


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