Friday, March 25, 2016

Twitter Censors Accounts Critical of Monsanto

I have previously blogged about Twitter censoring accounts based on both the account holder's political affiliation and race, but now I want to present to you accounts I found that are likely being censored because they are critical of either Monsanto, GMO's, the use of pesticides, or all of the above:

@MarchAgainstM
@SusanStopsongs (censored status changes)
@FarmFairyCrafts (censored status changes)


I came across these censored accounts by doing a Twitter search on the following hashtags:
#Monsanto, #StopMonsanto, #DarkAct, #GMO, and #NoGMO



Here are some examples of the types of tweets that may have gotten the account holder censored:







































(FYI For instructions on how to do a search visit my blog http://wagetheftweddingdress.blogspot.com/2016/02/you-can-do-twitter-censorship.html)

Keep in mind that when Twitter censors your content, your tweets are no longer available to be found using their search engine.  The only way for another person to see your tweets is to actually visit your Twitter account.





Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Do Black Tweets Matter to Twitter?

I'm sure you are all familiar with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, but how about tweets by black Twitter users, do they matter?


I came across this tweet and decided that I would check to see if @mkaufman22's account was censored.  I had no idea what I would soon discover.



I found that @mkaufman22's account was not censored, but I found over 100 related accounts that are:

@lmaoyeett
@roeitb (censored status changes)
@OfficialJoelF (censored status changes)
@kemontegut3 (censored status changes)
@FENDISP1CE (censored status changes)
@SARGEMIGHTY (censored status changes)
@youngniggacinco (censored status changes)
@TaloneMusic (censored status changes)
@LilYGRilla (censored status changes)
@marciaalane1 (censored status changes)



(FYI For instructions on how to do a search visit my blog http://wagetheftweddingdress.blogspot.com/2016/02/you-can-do-twitter-censorship.html)


The one thing the majority of censored account holders have in common is that they are black.  Why?  How did this happen?  Some of them have posted tweets containing adult content, but trust me, there's a LOT of uncensored adult content on Twitter.  What makes these account holders different in their tweets that Twitter deems it necessary to censor them?

Keep in mind that when Twitter censors your content, your tweets are no longer available to be found using their search engine.  The only way for another person to see your tweets is to actually visit your Twitter account.

Jack Dorsey recently announced that Twitter does not censor their users, but that simply is not the case.  Censorship on Twitter is happening and it shouldn't be based on skin color or political affiliation.

We all deserve an explanation as to why some users are being treated differently than others.




In this example you can see that a search for all the tweets sent by the @TheRevAl result with the most recent tweets posted by the account.  That's how you know an account isn't censored.  However, a search for tweets sent by the @rappersaid and @dopehighness provides no results.  When your account is censored you are basically removed from the conversational history of anything you ever took part in on Twitter.  You content remains on your account, but it isn't searchable.










Friday, March 4, 2016

Twitter Censors Political Speech in the US, UK, Canada, & Australia - See who's being Silenced

Twitter is not only censoring political speech in the US, but in  the UK, too.  The following is a list of censored accounts that I have found so far.  I've noticed that the censorship status of a number of accounts is always changing and search results vary from day to day.

To know how I did my "censored account" searches you can read instructions on my blog:
http://wagetheftweddingdress.blogspot.com/2016/02/you-can-do-twitter-censorship.html.

Please note that one's censorship status can change.


UNITED STATES
(note that only 5 are pro-Clinton)


Censored:
@JulietRollesto1
@theRe_FTW
@MelaniaBisbee
@xojytehymep
@poohsbrana
@ChristianRep
@TRUMPDUMP1
@jevins123
@FreakingTrue
@laura_stietz
@USA4TRUMP
@CruzinAhead
@docepac
@Jim_Peoples_
@NahBabyNah
@The_Trump_Train
@BizNetSC
@sunnyherring1
@DavidRoads
@sowtrout
@Toddkron
@Johnatsrs1949
@trebortwo
@DonaldFTurner
@WDFx2EU
@jojokejohn
@FiercelyZen
@offlinemena
@sryimnate
@BerniesCloud
@whatzen
@survivorgrande
@IBeGoodNow
@LivingOnChi
@jufefyqytuj
@KarenMcCoy
@AndrewCicchetti
@MADE__USA
@katlivezey
@ManUpUAll
@periclesusa
@lynn_weiser
@LRbullies
@superwoman2041
@ContraryClub
@mjanemann
@ND4Bernie

Censored status keeps changing:
@CindyCallinsky
@aviv1818
@TeamTrumpAZ
@USJeffersonianA
@BettinaVLA
@tony_sanky
@Jeff_Neil525
@Junebug1952
@Trump2016Media
@LifeNewsHQ
@AnimaSolitarios
@Libertea2012
@CamelotGypsy
@funkinatrix
@MalsLAW
@JAndyWalker
@People4Bernie
@Catherine_LCP
@AIIAmericanGirI
@TrustedMedia247 (pro-Clinton)
@RosemryS
@lisa_alba
@RevoltPolitic
@MrNegroMilitant
@TreyMays
@oneluckybean_
@UTHornsRawk
@trump2021
@TrussElise
@PlaysTrumpCard
@zokavera3344
@DefiningAmerica


Was censored, but now uncensored:
@gqforbes
@TAW3333 (pro-Clinton)
@SansaRising
@RooForLife
@Elisabeth242
@A_M_Perez
@ernieHHI
@DonaldTrumpWall
@cynthiajquinn
@nezy_esfandiari
@LifeforceVibes
@charliesecho
@cc_yandian
@CarolAnneKnapp
@jamie10124
@We_Love_Bernie
@eddie1971nyc
@Campaign_Trump
@Hockey_Pro_Guru
@TrumpSwift2016
@immcouncil
@slw2547
@DonaldTrumpLA
@CDHill9
@misterdish69
@Bonfiredesigns
@LiveFreedomOrDi
@ninja_kach
@_Teufelshunde
@attentionmars
@wrmilligan
@michaelbeatty3
@KLSouth
@Trump2016Donald
@INFINITE1488
@RealScottErnst
@AmyStephen
@USA_First_2016
@LineDrive2_Face
@jdstone
@iVote4USA
@immigrant4trump
@NavyVets4Trump
@sandersequality
@jptrib1
@wornduglsgraves
@yakoradio
@Bullitino
@PunchThePikes
@Janetlarose1
@kaceysharon
@AFSCMEMN5
@starfirst (pro-Clinton)
@justgrateful
@voteforclintons (pro-Clinton account, but their tweets are always RT'd by @22emails who is not pro-Clinton)



UNITED KINGDOM
@RednorthUK (censored status changes)
@hoop1888 (censored status changes)
@Fight4UK (censored status changes)
@RoscoeIbebell (censored status changes)
@WestDevon_BC (this account looks like it is no longer censored)
@vipsweetslondon (censored status changes)
@Cuddy2977 (censored status changes)
@mkpdavies  (censored status changes)
@Mr__Smiley_ (censored status changes)
@Vote_Leave_ (censored status changes)
@Ian56789 (censored status changes)
@terencehooson (censored status changes)
@chunkymark (this account was censored as of 3/4/16 but is now uncensored)
@thatAngryPleb (censored status changes)
@jbwhitesnake (censored status changes)
@MrsMcLordy (censored status changes)
@cocoandghosty3h (censored status changes)
@TenPercent (this account was censored as of 3/4/16 but is now uncensored)
@freethepeeps (this account was censored as of 3/4/16 but is now uncensored)
@imajsaclaimant (this account was censored as of 3/4/16 but is now uncensored)
@ChaabanRabih (this account was censored as of 3/4/16 but is now uncensored)
@BobEllard1 (this account was censored as of 3/4/16 but is now uncensored)
@AnitaBellows12 (this account was censored as of 3/4/16 but is now uncensored)
@LindaBurnip (this account was censored as of 3/4/16 but is now uncensored)
@philewis (this account was censored as of 3/4/16 but is now uncensored)
@meggiemom342 (censored status changes)
@Bensonix (censored status changes)
@MrTopple (this account was censored as of 3/4/16 but is now uncensored)
@matthew_speaks (this account was censored as of 3/4/16 but is now uncensored)
@ReportUK (censored status changes)
@ImaTigerrr (this account censored as of 3/5/16 but was uncensored later the same day)
@THemingford (censored status changes)
@Avitusparta (censored status changes)
@sine_injuria (censored status changes)
@RegHampton (censored status changes)
@SnpSauchie (new account; tweets took unusually long time to appear.)



CANADA
@newswatchcanada (censored status changes)
@annedeblois (censored status changes)
@calgarykiaguy
@michaelcrowel15 (censored status changes)
@npdrifter (censored status changes)
@dragoon1176 (censored status changes)
@llewellynjobs (censored status changes)
@themadsloth (censored status changes)
@BlueGood2



AUSTRALIA
@Lionheart0075
@OzForBernie (censored status changes)



SWITZERLAND
CENSORED; OTHER
@mughalbha (censored status changes)
@SevgiAkarcesme (censored status changes)
@OzgurDusunceCom (censored status changes)
@AEJKhalil
@UoQaRrNaoy43Sxw
@FarmFairyCrafts (censored status changes)
@AveEuropa (censored status changes)

  • On 3/6/2016 The following accounts were censored for using the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Favorite Pinoy Personality Award hashtags #VoteMaineFPP and #VoteJamesFPP:
#VoteMaineFPP@macxdim@Tagapagpaalala@AlDubBigBoyz@VeiTweet@TheMaineGirls, @maiden16_iwateand @ofcaldub_MNLA
#VoteJamesFPP@WeLoveJaDine@IrishDDizon@x_snowflakes@JDBaes_@jadine_sydney@NADINELUSTWE@welovejadineQ@MirandaVeron, and @thosectylights
#VoteKathrynFPP@banagoaileen, @KaDsDavao, and @kd_ayraaa26