Twitter will soon tell you if your account is shadowbanned
What Elon says, Elon gets…
Twitter CEO Elon Musk says that Twitter will soon show users their account status, including any shadowbans and the reason why, if applicable.
“Twitter is working on a software update that will show your true account status, so you know clearly if you’ve been shadowbanned, the reason why and how to appeal,” Musk wrote on Twitter.
What exactly is a shadowban?
A shadowban is a tool that social media companies use to slow or limit the spread of unwanted content. Essentially, it’s a way to make a user invisible.
However, it doesn’t stop the account from posting. What it does stop is other people’s ability to see posts in the timeline.
The new tool will allow users to check whether their accounts have been shadowbanned and also offer the opportunity to appeal
The Twitter Files, according to Musk
Musk’s announcement came after a hand-picked journalist posted insider information about Twitter’s moderation efforts.
Framed as “secret blacklists,” the tools used by the company to prevent questionable and hateful content are no different from any social media site.
And moderators don’t have it easy. They are who h are often underpaid, under-supported, and often develop PTSD or other mental health issues due to the stressful nature of the job.
Musk didn’t specify when the new tool will launch or what it might look like. But many of his other announcements have been followed by some form of action, so there’s no reason to doubt that this one won’t come to fruition.
I can’t wait to find out whether I’ve been Twitter shadowbanned or if it’s just because my jokes are no good. Either way, we’ll find out soon enough.
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