Will Oremus @WillOremus oh-REE-mus. Senior writer for OneZero at @medium: onezero.medium.com/ Previously: @slate. I write about how tech shapes us. DM for Signal. Jun. 03, 2019 1 min read

Twitter admits it was hiding some people's tweets by mistake (again). New from me @ozm:  https://onezero.medium.com/twitter-admits-it-was-hiding-some-peoples-tweets-by-mistake-again-2cdcb5aa5708 

I wrote last month about a popular Satan parody account that felt it was being unfairly "shadowbanned."  https://onezero.medium.com/how-satan-was-disappeared-from-twitter-349a2a2bce32  Turns out he was right, and he wasn't the only one.

This is the same set of features that mistakenly buried some GOP legislators in search results last year, causing a firestorm and playing into the hands of conservatives who claim social media companies are biased. The issue isn't bias, it's just a flawed and opaque system.

Twitter doesn't want us to call this "shadowbanning," and I get that—but it refuses to give it any other name, or to add any transparency or accountability checks, and it keeps nerfing people's accounts without telling them, so...  https://onezero.medium.com/twitter-admits-it-was-hiding-some-peoples-tweets-by-mistake-again-2cdcb5aa5708 

Rough time to be a deity on Twitter


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