Elon Musk confirms conservatives were being shadow banned on twitter

Article originally appeared on thepostmillennial.com.

On Thursday, conservative commentator Dave Rubin reported he had spent the last two weeks at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters talking to engineers, product managers, and Elon Musk and learned that the team still “have more questions than answers” including around a batch of “secret” labels used to shadowban conservatives beyond the revelations from the Twitter Files.

Rubin tweeted, “Accounts aren’t just hit with labels that are obvious to insiders. They now found more ‘secret’ labels which are causing shadowbans. My account was hit with all three; ‘Recent abuse strike,’ ‘Recent misinformation strike’, ‘Recent suspension strike.'”

“It’s unclear so far what these strikes actually do, but for sure they suppress views and recommendations, they are trying to figure out to what extent. I also had many innocuous tweets labeled NSFW or NSFA (not safe for ads) which …

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