Posted on December 9, 2022

Musk’s ‘Twitter Files’ Reveal How Top Execs Misled the Public About ‘Shadow Banning’

James Lynch, Daily Caller, December 8, 2022

Twitter executives and employees actively engaged in “visibility filtering” to control user visibility and limit what people see on the platform, according to the second chapter of Elon Musk’s so-called “Twitter Files,” released Thursday by journalist Bari Weiss.

Most people call the practice “shadow banning” and it’s “a very powerful tool,” one senior Twitter employee told Weiss, a founder and editor of The Free Press and former Wall Street Journal and New York Times columnist.

The tool was used to “suppress what people see to different levels,” the employee continued {snip}

“We control visibility quite a bit. And we control the amplification of your content quite a bit. And normal people do not know how much we do,” a Twitter engineer told Weiss. Two other employees reportedly confirmed the engineer’s statement. {snip}