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SHADOW BANNING: Project Veritas Exposes Twitter Censorship Strategy For “Ultimate Control” of “Content”

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(Via Zerohedge)

In the latest of a series of undercover operations targeting the mainstream media and now Social Media, James O’Keefe of Project Veritas has just dropped a new undercover video which reveals Twitter “shadow banning” and creating algorithms that censor certain ideas.

The first clip features a former Twitter software engineer who explains how/why Twitter “shadow bans” certain users:

Abhinav Vadrevu: “One strategy is to shadow ban so you have ultimate control. The idea of a shadow ban is that you ban someone but they don’t know they’ve been banned, because they keep posting but no one sees their content.”

“So they just think that no one is engaging with their content, when in reality, no one is seeing it. I don’t know if Twitter does this anymore.”

Meanwhile, Olinda Hassan, a Policy Manager for Twitter’s Trust and Safety team explains on December 15th, 2017 at a Twitter holiday party that the development of a system of “down ranking” “shitty people” is in the works:

“Yeah. That’s something we’re working on. It’s something we’re working on. We’re trying to get the shitty people to not show up. It’s a product thing we’re working on right now.”


In the full video (see below) Twitter Content Review Agent Mo Nora explains that Twitter doesn’t have an official written policy that targets conservative speech, but rather they were following “unwritten rules from the top”:

“A lot of unwritten rules, and being that we’re in San Francisco, we’re in California, very liberal, a very blue state. You had to be… I mean as a company you can’t really say it because it would make you look bad, but behind closed doors are lots of rules.”

“There was, I would say… Twitter was probably about 90% Anti-Trump, maybe 99% Anti-Trump.”

Meanwhile, Pranay Singh reveals again just how creepy Twitter can be by digging into your profile and conversation history to determine whether or not you’re a “redneck” and therefore worthy of being banned:

“Yeah you look for Trump, or America, and you have like five thousand keywords to describe a redneck. Then you look and parse all the messages, all the pictures, and then you look for stuff that matches that stuff.”

When asked if the majority of the algorithms are targeted against conservative or liberal users of Twitter, Singh said, “I would say majority of it are for Republicans.”

Twitter has been long accused of shadow banning and manipulating various metrics of user accounts. As Paul Joseph Watson of InfoWars reported in August, 2016, Twitter was accused of suppressing tweets from then-candidate Trump in the home stretch of the US election, which some have construed as interfering:

Twitter is provably censoring Donald Trump in order to prevent him raising money for his presidential campaign.

A tweet sent out by Trump yesterday to promote his #MillionDollarMatch donation drive does not appear on Trump’s profile page nor did it appear on the feed of anyone following him.

You can check for yourself. Here is the tweet sent out by Trump yesterday and here is his main profile page – which doesn’t show the tweet. The tweet has been buried as if it never existed.

A Trump tweet in which he declared that “the establishment and special interests are absolutely killing our country” was also shadow banned by Twitter back in April.

While Twitter is censoring Trump, it has repeatedly been accused of gaming its algorithms in support of Hillary. Back in February, users were irate after the social media giant appeared to censor the anti-Hillary hashtag #WhichHillary after it started trending.

Then in October, 2016, Dilbert creator Scott Adams was “shadowbanned” by Twitter, which he noted on his blog:

This weekend I got “shadowbanned” on Twitter. It lasted until my followers noticed and protested. Shadowbanning prevents my followers from seeing my tweets and replies, but in a way that is not obvious until you do some digging.

Why did I get shadowbanned?

Beats me.

But it was probably because I asked people to tweet me examples of Clinton supporters being violent against peaceful Trump supporters in public. I got a lot of them. It was chilling.

Late last week my Twitter feed was invaded by an army of Clinton trolls (it’s a real thing) leaving sarcastic insults and not much else on my feed. There was an obvious similarity to them, meaning it was organized.

At around the same time, a bottom-feeder at Slate wrote a hit piece on me that had nothing to do with anything. Except obviously it was politically motivated. It was so lame that I retweeted it myself. The timing of the hit piece might be a coincidence, but I stopped believing in coincidences this year.

And in March of 2017, Twitter was caught by Ed Dowd – a politically active former BlackRock money manager who noted in early February that Twitter was both “un-retweeting” several of his politically charged posts.

In one instance, Dowd made a decidedly subversive tweet pointing out that the NSA and CIA are “wiretapping” the entire country via continuously archived data collection – a story which Wired magazine broke in 2006 and gained tremendous clarity through the acts of whistleblower Edward Snowden.

When Mr. Dowd checked his twitter feed hours after sending the tweet, he saw that it had accumulated 13 Retweets and 38 Likes. Given the subject matter, he decided to take a screenshot. Lo and behold, upon reloading the tweet five minutes later, Dowd discovered that 11 retweets had mysteriously vanished.

Another phenomenon Dowd noticed was that while he would gain followers throughout the day, there was a reliable “purge” of followers in the dead of night, all around the same time. He began keeping track, and though it wasn’t happening every night, it penciled out to around half a percent of his followers each time it happened, effectively capping his audience. Ed had questions; why was it almost always the same number of people? Who un-follows someone in the middle of the night? Considering most of Dowd’s followers are in North America, the un-followers were likely asleep when it was happening. The logical conclusion was that Twitter had been actively pruning Ed’s audience to limit his growth on the platform.

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[Video] Founder of #WalkAway, [Exclusive] “Minorities: Democrats have taken your personal power away”

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Sunday, a man who has started a firestorm of a movement spoke with Populist Wire about his activism and goals for the future of his message.

“I am a gay man. After my first video, I got a lot of messages from people looking for support to leave from their groups.  Five-ten  years ago I would not have been able to be a leader of people, but I want to step up now,” Brandon Straka, the founder of the #WalkAway Campaign,told Populist Wire.

“I am getting a lot of haters now, but that is ok.  I can handle it.  I have been through a lot,” Straka said.

WATCH:

Today I’m kicking off the #WalkAway campaign by releasing my video about why I am walking away from liberalism and the Democratic Party. It is my sincere hope that you will join me in this campaign and that we may start a movement in this country- which not only encourages others to walk away from the divisive left, but also takes back the narrative from the liberal media about what it means to be a conservative in America. It is up to all of us to make our voices heard and reclaim the truth. The Democratic Party has taken for granted that it owns racial, sexual, and religious minorities in America. It has encouraged groupthink, hypocrisy, division, stereotyping, resentment, and the acceptance of victimhood mentality. And all the while, they have discouraged minorities from having independent thought, open dialogue, measured and informed opinion, and a motivation to succeed. Please like and share my video, and please post your own #WalkAway video!! If you are a former liberal who has walked away from the left, please share your story, or your message, or your thoughts in a video on the WalkAway Campaign Facebook Page.If you are a lifelong conservative or non-Democrat, please share your story, message, or thoughts on what it truly means to be a conservative. Right now, the liberal media continues to perpetuate a false narrative about the “hateful” and “bigoted” right. Use your voice to let people know who conservatives really are. Be sure to use the hashtag #WalkAway.Please like and follow me on Facebook and Twitter:@usminority The Unsilent Minorityand subscribe to my YouTube channel: The Unsilent Minorityhttps://youtu.be/4Pjs7uoOkag#liberal #liberals #conservative #conservatives #democrat #democrats #democraticparty #republican #republicans #republicanparty #trump #hillary #clinton #foxnews #cnn #msnbc #usa #america #fakenews #redpill #lgbt #gay #africanamerican #WalkAway Tucker Carlson Tonight Fox News Voices Fox News Lucian Wintrich Milo Yiannopoulos Candace Owens Steven Crowder Dave Rubin The Rubin Report Breitbart The Hill New York Post The Daily Caller NationalReview.ng Drudge Report TheFederalist.com CRTV Tomi Lahren Sean Hannity Sean Hannity News The Rachel Maddow Show Anderson Cooper 360 Don Lemon CNN CNN MSNBC NYTimes

Posted by The Unsilent Minority on Saturday, May 26, 2018

UNITING MOVEMENTS

Straka released the following exclusive statement to Populist Wire:

“My mission for the #WalkAway Campaign is to expose the truth about liberal ideology, to reveal to those on the left what is really happening behind the curtain, and to encourage all people- particularly minorities in America, to walk away from liberalism and the Democratic Party.

Liberalism has encouraged American minorities to no longer see themselves as an individual with unique potential or personal power. It insists instead on encouraging collectivism and tribal mentally by organizing these individuals into groups based off of race, gender, sexuality, religious affiliation, and national origin- then subdividing these groups into camps of “victims” and “oppressors”.

The distorted framework of this credo is sold to us under the banner of that slick advertisement which promises us that “diversity is our strength”. And yet, here we are- more divided than ever. Incapable of civil disagreement in matters of politics and culture. Nuanced opinion has been replaced with irate and mindless groupthink. The left has abandoned common sense and critical thinking while embracing its campaign of rage.

And sadly, the Democratic Party and liberal media have not only adopted but fed and nurtured this climate of extremism.

The #Walkaway Campaign is a grassroots movement dedicated to sharing the stories of people who can no longer accept modern “progressive” liberalism, and have chosen to walk away. It is a Facebook campaign set up to allow people to share their stories by video or text- about why they walked away, are going to walk away, or why they are encouraging others to walk away.

But the campaign also serves another purpose. It is an opportunity for the Silent Majority on the right to take back the narrative of who they truly are, which has been misrepresented for far too long by those on the left. This campaign is a platform for those on the right to use their voices and tell the world what it means to be a conservative in America today, and to erase the oft-repeated sentiment from the left that conservatives do not welcome minorities on the right.

I believe this campaign has the potential to usher in a new era of conservatism. One that is inclusive, energized, and solution-oriented- and which encourages unity, not diversity. Our true strength is realized in coming together as a common tribe- that of the American people.”

Join him on Twitter at #WalkAway

#WalkAway Campaign will be a contributor on Populist Wire.

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Hollywood Resistance: “If I can build it, I can throw it away”, Sharika Soal exposes names and slams Milano

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Part Two- Monday, Sharika Soal, who has been exposing the Left’s anti-American movement to replace President Donald J. Trump, on her Twitter timeline, exposed the names of people she added into chat rooms and her activism forming what is now known as “The Resistance” Movement.

“Those resisters were not representing real victims, who I care about.  Most of those posters wanted to use these movements to promote themselves.  I wanted to expose Pedophiles, help victims and show how Black Lives Matter don’t represent the Black Community,” Soal told Populist Wire.

Read Pt. One of Soal’s story Here.

Soal is a former supporter and leader of the Resistance movement, who had second thoughts about the group’s work after seeing self-promoting posts from Tara Strong, Alyssa Milano and others over how the resisters wanted to use the #Metoo and Black Lives Matter Movements to highlight their own political ambitions.

She said she has received harassing threats since December when she left the group, and that the only people who knew she left were the people on the list she exposed today.   She said she has gotten death threats since May when she started posting about pedophiles.

Soal and her son are both victims of incestual sexual abuse, and the Resistance Movement who are angry with her know that.

“I have always been political.  My politics have a lot to do with trying to help hurting people. I want to help people because I know what it feels like,” Soal said. “I have been fighting for my son’s recovery and my own.”

SHE BUILT THE PRE-METOO MOVEMENT

Here in a 2016 Huffington Post article is an outline of Soal’s previous experience as an activist:

“It looks like Change.org, the petition organizers who have called for the impeachment of Judge Persky who gave Turner a slap on the wrist for rape, have had enough. Publicist Sharika Soal and activist Maria Ruiz are calling out State Assembly woman and vice-chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus, Cristina Garcia and Susan Eggman, for not following through on a promise to do everything in their power to have Judge Aaron Persky impeached.

Soal tweeted, “She lied to us, and Change.org and she continues to ignore 1.3 million people.” She then added, “Susan Eggman also promised us and she has failed to do anything at all.”” they reported.

Full Article Here

From 2016- Pre- #MeToo

“Maria teamed up with Social Media Specialist and Publicist, Sharika Soal and together they began to pave the way to create meaningful action and encourage supporters to participate in the movement.. “Awareness is an important first step,” said Soal, “Evolving that awareness into real change takes organization and the passion to convince the public to sign the petition and share their personal experiences, donate and attend protests is a big part of creating change.”

Despite it seeming like a monumental task, bringing a focus to a cause that highlights survivors has proved to be Ruiz’s strong point. With Soal’s help the two have created a platform virtually overnight.

In response to the Assembly’s inaction, Ruiz and Soal launched a hashtag campaign #solidarity4survivors late in August. Ruiz and Soal’s hopes are that the assembly will no longer ignore the faces and stories of the victim’s of sexual assault. The movement was quickly met with an astonishing amount of support from people all over the world from celebrities to politicians,” Huffington Post reported.

Full Article Here

“I got 1.3 Million signatures and created this movement with that petition.  I will start a petition again,” Soal said.

AND SO SHE HAS:

Monday, Soal exposed the names of the high profile activists, from the Resistance movement, who she organized into groups on Twitter. Many of the names on the list are high profile celebrities, with large Twitter followings.

Soal feels that her movement was stolen and corrupted, especially by activist Alyssa Milano:

Milano was asked to make a statement, but has not responded:

POLITICAL BULLYING 

PROOF THAT SOAL BUILT CHAT ROOMS:

Soal claims she is getting harassing threats still from some of the people she added into #Resistance chat rooms for Democrat organizers, and who she once supported:

[UPDATE 6/15] After numerous tweets back and forth, the poster known as@Kellieresists made a statement to Populist Wire that she/he did not personally harass or threaten Sharika Soal.

@Kellieresist did send a link for a landing page for a Survivors March that Soal had made at some point.  Of concern to @Kelliresist was a Paypal link.  The Pay Pay Link showed zero donations were made or received at the Paypal for that page, however, the poster known at @Kellieresists is determined that this is evidence of large donations being made to Soal for the March.

@Kellieresist does, however, support other posters who are attempting to have us perma banned from Twitter for speaking out against the Resistance, this was retweeted on her page and highlighted, and hope to speak more before we are banned as a result of the groups complaining to Jack at Twitter:

We report, you decide.

@Funder is Scott Dworkin, co-founder of the Democrat Coalition, and Contributor at MSNBC.

Populist Wire did contact Dworkin and give him a chance to make a statement, but he did not respond.

We will update if we receive any statements from anyone mentioned in this series of articles.

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A Communist Rage Tweeted at Trump at 4:47 AM Legacy Media silent, G7 Fallout

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Sunday, Former CIA director and Communist supporter,  Democrat John O. Brennan tweeted at President Donald J. Trump at 4:47 AM, something that would normally make the Legacy Media busy with mockery and casting shame.

The Mainstream Media, who always pointed out the time of morning President Trump tweeted, as if 7AM was a crazy time to be awake, said nothing about their Comrade’s time stamp.

“John Brennan, told the Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus, on 15 September 2016, in Washington DC, that when he had applied in 1980 to join the CIA, he admitted to them that in the 1976 Presidential election, when Jimmy Carter was running against Gerald Ford, Brennan had voted instead for the candidate of the US Communist Party, Gus Hall, and that he was then greatly relieved to find that this information didn’t cause rejection of his CIA-application,”wrote Strategic Culture Foundation

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