From WorldNet Daily:
As a consumer, if you abhor censorship and want to protect free speech – a basic human right in a democracy – you must help keep print media alive. Circulation for newspapers and magazines is at an all-time low, thanks to mobile phones and other internet-enabled devices diverting our attention, not to mention that of advertisers, to search engines and other digital platforms.
Here’s the problem with social media: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and others are filtering content – i.e., censoring what we see online – using algorithms and other opaque technological methods unbeknownst to most consumers. Another such method is “shadow banning.” A person might wonder why no one is engaging with his content. It’s because people aren’t seeing it. Wikipedia defines shadow banning: “The act of blocking a user or their content from an online community such that the user does not realize that they have been banned. By making a problem user’s contributions invisible or less prominent to other members of the service, the hope is that in the absence of reactions to their comments, the problematic user will become bored or frustrated and leave the site.”
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