On January 11, 2018 — Founder of Project Veritas — James O’Keefe, released a video (1) entitled Hidden Camera: Twitter Engineers to “Ban a Way Of Talking” through “Shadow Banning.” O’Keefe used this video to promote the book American Pravda: My Fight for the Truth in the Era of Fake News which was to be released 5-days later.
O’Keefe has done a marvelous job for America but the problem with America in almost every aspect of life, has been either too much law or not enough enforcement of the law. Who runs the law? Lawyers of every sort, and therein lies the problem; wiggle room for the snake.
What Barefoot Cavalry has done in this blog was to transcribe the first five-minutes of this 15-minute video. Please read it with this question in mind: Where are the ambulance-chasing lawyers who could make big bucks on the pain and suffering of conservative American citizens (conservatives who have had their Twitter accounts stomped on in the manner of Jim Crow?)
Everyone is equal in America no matter what Twitter rules or Twitter personnel have to say.
You cannot have an open platform of information-sharing and stomp one side of the equation. It is the left always screaming about fairness but here we have a social media platform, run by the left which is anything but fair.
Why have conservatives become the discriminated segment of society?
Abhinav Vadrevu (former Software Engineer — Twitter) The idea of shadow banning is that you ban someone but they don’t know they’ve been banned so they keep posting, but no one sees their content. So they just think that no one is engaging with their content, when in reality, no one is seeing it.
Journalist: How do you know if its a bot and not a normal person?
Pranay Singh: (Direct Message Engineer — Twitter) You look for Trump or America, or any of like, 5,000 like, keywords to describe a redneck and then you look and you, like, parse all the messages, all like the pictures, and then you look for, like, stuff that matches like that stuff.
Journalist: So is it going to, like, ban…essentially ban certain mindsets and/or people who could be negative?
Stephen Pierre (Software Engineer — Twitter): It’s not going to ban the mindset, it’s going to ban, like, a way of talking.
Abhinav Vadrevu: It’s a lotta bad press if, like, people figure out that you’re like, shadow banning them. It’s like, unethical in some way.
Olinda Hassan: (Policy Manager – Twitter Trust & Safety) We’re trying to down rank it, we’re trying to get the shitty people to not show up.
Mo Norai: (former Content Review Agent – Twitter) Yeah, if they said this is pro-Trump, I don’t want it because it offends me, this, that and I say banned this whole thing…
Clay Haynes (Sr. Network Security Engineer – Twitter) I’m pretty sure every single employee at twitter hates Trump….
Mo Norai: Twitter was probably 90% anti-Trump maybe 99% anti-Trump.
Mihai Florea: (Software Engineer – Twitter) It’s really hard to decide what to do about Donald Trump – half of the people want to ban him, half of the people want to keep him.
Journalist: Does everybody at Twitter feel ….pretty much?
Clay Haynes (interrupts) Pretty much. Yeah. I mean, you got to go to Google in order to find the…ah… conservative.
Journalist: What department do you work in?
Olinda Hassan: I’m in Trust and Safety. I do all the policy work, safety policy. I do…I’m in a controversial team
Journalist: Oh my goodness!
Olinda Hassan: I’m the team that everyone says a lot about, yeah.
Olinda Hassan is a Policy Manager for Twitter Trust and Safety. Her team is responsible for rules and regulations, determining what content is and isn’t allowed. Just last month, Trust and Safety updated their policy in an attempt to crackdown on racism and other forms of hate speech. ~James O’Keefe
Journalist: But how do you keep, like, my timeline…how do you keep certain things off my timeline? Because people will, like, retweet people.
Olinda Hassan: We’re trying to down rank it but you also need to have a control of your timeline…
Journalist: I’ve tried to, like, block people like, Cernovich and stuff like that and mute and stuff like that, but they still show up like all the time.
Olinda Hassan: Yeah, that’s something we’re working on. Yeah, it’s something we’re working on, where we’re trying to get the shitty people to not show up. It’s a product thing we’re working on.
We wondered which people Hassan was referring to? What forms of free speech does Twitter want to stop from showing up? Former Content Review Agent — Mo Norai, sheds some light… ~ James O’Keefe
Mo Norai: Let’s say if it was a pro-Trump thing and I’m anti-Trump, I was like, I ban this whole account it goes to you and then it’s at your discretion, if you’re anti-Trump you’re like, oh you know what, Mo was right f**k it let it go.
Norai’s job at Twitter was to review content, flagged as harmful, offensive, or in violation of Twitter policy (and ban it if it was). Content review is an integral part of any social media platform but as Norai describes it it is highly susceptible to abuse. ~James O’Keefe
Mo Norai: On stuff like that it was more discretion on your viewpoint I guess how you felt about a particular matter…
Journalist: Oh so it wasn’t automated?
Mo Norai: No no….
Journalist: A user end services person would deem it pro-Trump and take it down?
Mo Norai: Yeah, if they said this is pro Trump, I don’t want it because it offends me, this, that. And I say I ban this whole thing, and it goes over here and you’re like, oh you know what? I don’t like it too. You know what? Mo’s right, let it go. That’s if you’re like Mo was right let’s carry on. What’s next? Keep it coming.
Journalist: Yeah bring me another one to take down.
Mo Norai: Yeah.
Journalist: So I flag something it’s going to go by you.
Mo Norai: Correct, and then, you know, you’re looking at it and you’re like, oh hey, this is pro Trump…I don’t like it.
Journalist: So on the reverse of that, they would just let a whole lot of the, I guess, left leaning or liberal stuff to go through unchecked?
Mo Norai: It would come through checked and I would be like, oh you know what? This is okay. Let it go.
Norai suggests twitter’s content review is more than a safeguard against hate speech, it’s a tool used to promote a political agenda. ~ James O’Keefe
Journalist: You made the comment that, you know, Twitter maybe wouldn’t, you know, verbally say something’s that they, you know, wanted to put in the company policy but they were kinda unwritten rules as far as the content that they would allow or disallow.
Mo Norai: Very. A lot of unwritten rules, and being that we’re in San Francisco, we’re in California, very liberal, a very blue state. You had to be…I mean as a company you can’t really say it because it would make you look bad, but behind closed doors are a lot of rules. Like, hey, you gotta do this this way. Or something like that. It was never written, it was more said.
O’Keefe goes on in the video to portray the future of Twitter — which is creating algorithms that will allow for machine learning.
Conservatives will not be allowed to survive in a world where machines have learned to squash them.
If the law is not brought to bear upon these platforms, a small group on the left will be emboldened to overtake conservatives.
We see this happening on our streets today as ANTIFA riots and conservatives are arrested.
Or for instance, journalists in California are buried in the courtroom for pointing out that Planned Parenthood was selling body parts on a gruesome market. If we do not fight the left here and now, what will come upon us will be the time when evil is called good and good is called evil, because truly — we are fighting what has sprung from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and evil.
America is being taken down from within in a modern-day revenge of the nerds…enabled by politicians, lawyers and technology. The future can become dark in a moment and we owe it to our children and our children’s children so that all God’s children may have their day in the sun.
4 thoughts on “Shadow-Banned”
Extremely well said, and true. Hope it goes viral.
Holding up O’Keefe’s work that is two years old, and no one acted on it, I’d need his Donate Button plus Judicial Watch’s and UCLJ’s money too, (for anything to happen.) It is a sad day in America, we won an election and they will not get out of the way. What else do they have up their sleeve. Viral?
This does need to go viral. Didn’t Republican Paul Singer just buy a huge stake in Twitter and hopes to depose its CEO and make changes to stop this? I hope he can.
Yes Karen, it would go a long way to heal our nation as these evil god-less tech-wizards serve not our GOD. They sound so juvenile and it’s a culture… “the Culture of Death!”