Shadowbanned: Prominent Republicans missing from Twitter search

Searching Twitter for the accounts of several prominent Republican lawmakers, and even the chairwoman of the Republican Party, produces, it seems, no results in the drop-down menu, prompting complaints of a “shadowban.”

If you were looking for the account of GOP chairwoman Ronna McDaniel or representatives Mark Meadows (R-North Carolina), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), and Matt Gaetz (R-Florida), you’d be out of luck: Their names would not show up in the drop-down results menu. Neither would the verified profile for House Intelligence Committee chair Devin Nunes (R-California).

Meadows, Jordan and Gaetz are all members of the Freedom Caucus and, along with Nunes, are outspoken supporters of President Donald Trump. The president’s critics, such as Rep. Maxine Waters (D-California) and DNC chairman Tom Perez, or any of the 78 members of the Progressive Caucus, continued to appear in searches, VICE magazine found.

www.rt.com/usa/434268-republicans-shadowban-twitter-search/?utm_source=browser&utm_medium=aplication_chrome&utm_campaign=chrome

 

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