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Utopia Talk / Politics / Twitter shadow banning, a policy
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Thu May 17 02:03:00
On Tuesday, Twitter announced a massive change to the way its conversations will work, evaluating not just the content of individual tweets, but the way users behave more broadly on the service. Twitter will now use thousands of behavioral signals when filtering search, replies, and algorithmic recommendations. If it believes you are trying to game its system, or simply acting like a jerk, it will push your tweets lower down. It’s the biggest update so far in the company’s push to create healthier conversations, an initiative announced by its CEO Jack Dorsey in March.

Among the signals Twitter will use: whether you tweet at large numbers of accounts you don’t follow, how often you’re blocked by people you interact with, whether you created many accounts from a single IP address, and whether your account is closely related to others that have violated its terms of service.

More @
http://www...utm_term=.kaOlN3vvy#.vwMmk5ooA

So one of the criteria for shadow banning people is actually guilt by association. Nice.
jergul
large member
Thu May 17 02:19:56
Policy is not democracy.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Thu May 17 04:16:52
The people who thought it was nutty conspiracy that twitter was shadow banning people, well it is actually their policy now. You won’t even know that it has happened to you.
murder
Member
Thu May 17 07:44:27

Nothing funnier than reading tweets from and replying to people who are whining about being shadow banned.

hood
Member
Thu May 17 08:06:10
Shadow banning is the most cowardly move. It's no wonder murder would support it.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Thu May 17 10:23:16
And it is bound to reinforce the bubbles on social media, by driving away the ”undesirables”. And as the adpocalypse on youtube has shown, the algorithm is by no means surgical, so a lot of ordinary channels got slaughtered.

Look up project veritas.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Thu May 17 10:29:46

"whether you tweet at large numbers of accounts you don’t follow..."


Sounds like this could be used to injure President Trump.

Will it?


I don't use twitter so I know nothing about the way it works.

murder
Member
Thu May 17 12:35:08

Hot Rod: No. Twitter has made clear that Trump can do whatever he wants without consequences.

And he rarely tweets at anyone anyway.

It's more likely to hurt me, since I tweet at strangers all the time. I was under the impression that that's what Twitter was for.

murder
Member
Thu May 17 12:35:47

"Shadow banning is the most cowardly move. It's no wonder murder would support it."

Their house. Their rules.

hood
Member
Thu May 17 12:41:51
Nobody is arguing that. One can still point out how cowardly the rules are.
Paramount
Member
Thu May 17 12:54:19
Well as long as you don’t get blocked by large number of accounts that you tweet to, you should be fairly okay, I guess.

Basically, don’t be a dick. Don’t tweet to women that they are cunts or deserves to be raped because you don’t agree with what they are saying. Keep a good tone and tweet constructive criticism.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Thu May 17 13:08:23
"Their house. Their rules."

The level of intellect it requires to assert the obvious is not that great. Maybe you are completely oblivious to many of the reasons people come to a place like UP, twitter or youtube, to discuss things beyond the obvious. You know, the fact that something _is_ doesn't mean it is the right thing. This is the Politics forum, the HO is that way.
swordtail
Anarchist Prime
Thu May 17 13:17:21
"You know, the fact that something _is_ doesn't mean it is the right thing."

he didn't say or imply it is the right thing.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Thu May 17 13:22:31
and that is what we come here to discuss. So phrases like "Their house. Their rules." are non sequitur.
hood
Member
Thu May 17 13:32:54
The only person to accuse murder of being smart is himself.
obaminated
Member
Thu May 17 13:41:58
"Nothing funnier than reading tweets from and replying to people who are whining about being shadow banned. "

translation = i approve censorship

seriously murder, how many more fuck ups are you going to approve?
obaminated
Member
Thu May 17 13:43:12
murder isnt dumb in just a "hey you are dumb" sort of fashion, murder is dumb in a "hey, i cant see 2 steps ahead of things conversation" sort of way.
murder
Member
Thu May 17 13:44:48

"The level of intellect it requires to assert the obvious is not that great. Maybe you are completely oblivious to many of the reasons people come to a place like UP, twitter or youtube, to discuss things beyond the obvious. You know, the fact that something _is_ doesn't mean it is the right thing. This is the Politics forum, the HO is that way."

1. lol!

2. We're called trolls. Trolls trolling trolls mostly.

3. What fucking UP have you been hanging out on for the past decade?


There's more politics being discussed on any day where I buy pastelitos than is discussed on this forum in a month or more.

This place is all insults and sniping and arguing about who is dumber and who was right in some argument they had 5 years ago.

murder
Member
Thu May 17 13:46:19

"The only person to accuse murder of being smart is himself."

Once again ... wrong. In fact I routinely say the opposite.

Once again, you'd be lost if I wasn't around to set you straight.

murder
Member
Thu May 17 13:47:48

"translation = i approve censorship"

Ummm ... no.

translation = if I can see their whining, they are obviously not being shadow banned.

Hot Rod
Revved Up
Thu May 17 15:02:40

Thanks murder.

Dukhat
Member
Thu May 17 15:23:34
90% of the bans will probably be bots and the other 10% will be people so dense they might as well be bots.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Thu May 17 17:35:09
"We're called trolls. Trolls trolling trolls mostly."

If you believe what you said, then the trolling part is irrelevant and you do believe it, because you have said the exact same thing about third world dictatorships taking people hostage.
murder
Member
Fri May 18 09:00:15

I'm sorry ... what?

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