James O’Keefe from Project Veritas had been getting pretty annoying about hyping his undercover videos that delivered, but at the same time didn’t. This week, he once again told us we would be floored.
And this time he delivered. In fact, the latest from Project Veritas is a MUST WATCH for all Americans who love free speech.
In two back to back and pretty explosive undercover videos, the team at Project Veritas caught the techies from Twitter bragging about how they ban, “shadow ban” and seek to censor the social media platform in order to drum out all conservative conversation. They discuss President Donald Trump’s account and the sentiments of those who want to ban him even as he uses the platform as a way to get his message out to the people unfiltered. All the while, the viewer has to remind himself or herself that this is America and that Twitter is but is not a public message board. (Users are subject to ownership’s opinions.)
Steven Pierre, Twitter engineer explains “shadow banning,” says “it’s going to ban a way of talking”
Former Twitter software engineer Abhinav Vadrevu on shadow banning: “they just think that no one is engaging with their content when in reality, no one is seeing it”
Former Twitter Content Review Agent Mo Norai explains banning process: “if it was a pro-Trump thing and I’m anti-Trump… I banned his whole account… it’s at your discretion”
When asked if banning process was an unwritten rule, Norai adds “Very. A lot of unwritten rules… It was never written it was more said”
Olinda Hassan, Policy Manager for Twitter Trust and Safety explains, “we’re trying to ‘down rank’… shitty people to not show up,” “we’re working [that] on right now”
“Shadow banning” to be used to stealthily target political views- former Twitter engineer says, “that’s a thing”
Censorship of certain political viewpoints to be automated via “machine learning” according to Twitter software engineer
Parnay Singh, Twitter Direct Messaging Engineer, on machine learning algorithms, “you have like five thousand keywords to describe a redneck…” “the majority of it are for Republicans”
This was the sort of stuff that Twitter users had alluded to happening to them, and what was reported to be happening, but never before has there been an admission and direct evidence that there is a deliberate and concerted effort to drive those who do not toe the progressive line from the platform. Now we deplorables know what they really think of us, and what the people who work at the platform have been up to to keep the people on the fruited plain frustrated.
And we know that social media ownership does not want the messages of alternatives to the mainstream media talking points getting to the people who have not heard it. They are pushing a specific political agenda whether their users agree with it or not.