Twitter Shadow Bans – NEW Dangers to Free Speech

Twitter is changing its rules on 01. January 2020

They will now delete accounts, reclaim Twitter handles and shut down anyone they don’t like. This means that my accounts may also be shut down on behalf of Pret. At least I’m bracing myself for it. So, if I suddenly disappeared and am suspended, you know why.

This is a clear sign that Twitter is in the pockets of rich companies as well as political agendas, they follow and silence free speech and any critical voices. Now, my writings are a joke compared to what other people campaign for/against, often under the threat of their very lives. But it still kills free speech and for companies to avoid bad press, and it’s unacceptable.

I am a regular to shadow bans and have found ways around it, and still am able to get my message out there. But with the new rules, I see a shut down coming when Pret reports my Tweets. So, if anyone wonders why my account has disappeared in 2020, this is why.

But it won’t silence me!

Please pass the new Twitter rules info on to anyone you know, who is being shadow banned regularly.

Screenshots with the new rules via (side note: one of the shadow ban website developers’ account has been shut down recently). The crossed out texts are the original explanations of how Twitter shadow bans work. It’s now updated with the new rules that will silence free speech.

Also, occasionally the site is down or being hacked, so, for alternative go to

My story with Pret and also how shadow banning works, I explain in the audio player interview at the bottom of this post.

On click on the purple: “Twitter reserves the right to limit distribution or visibility of content“, to open to the new “free speech killer” rules:

Shadow Ban new Twitter rules2

In the above link & screenshot, Twitter seemed to have forced to “cross out” their explanation of shadow banning, the crossed out section states, quote:
“In a blog post from July 2018, Twitter claims that they do not shadowban by defining shadowbanning as deliberately making someone’s content undiscoverable to everyone except the person who posted it, unbeknownst to the original poster. If you strictly follow Twitter’s own definition, this may not be false because the key is discoverability. Later, Twitter provides a hint why this definition is deceptive by stating that you are always able to see the tweets from accounts you follow (although you may have to do more work to find them, like go directly to their profile). The problem is obvious: Having to do more work to find tweets of accounts is not shadowbanning if you let Twitter define it. Although tweets within a thread may be completely invisible to others or tweets may not be shown in a user’s followers’ timelines, you will always be able to find those tweets by navigating to the user’s “Tweets & replies” section on their profile. In contrast to Twitter, we find that this is shadowbanning because without navigating there, it is not even possible for others to know that the corresponding tweets do exist.”

For a more in-depth insight into shadow banning, there is an undercover report on YouTube I post here below. The main shadow banning that happens is that right-wing Trump supporters are shadow banned. I am not a Trump supporter, and I am just banned for writing about Pret when Pret or Pret supporters report me to Twitter, but it is about free speech being shut down. And that is unacceptable.

The first sentence in the undercover report is by a Twitter staff who explains that Twitter is working on ways to shut people down, quote:
“We’re trying to get the shitty people to not show up. It’s a product thing we’re working on.”

Other Twitter engineers explain how they MANUALLY shut accounts down or hide Tweets. This is not just a bot, these are also humans manually hiding posts and suspending accounts when they don’t agree with what is being posted. The video also shows how arbitrary this is and that Twitter doesn’t haven any guidelines for its employees. It is completely up to the political and personal beliefs of the Twitter engineers. And although I am not for Trump whatsoever, I do disagree with this “wild West” mentality to silence people’s opinion, and in doing this censorship in such a secret, cowardly behind the back way. Most people don’t even know they’re censored, that’s the most disgusting thing about it. But in 2020 Twitter will now just radically shut down accounts.

The undercover report explains how secret censorship works:

I worked at Pret A Manger and survived systemic workplace bullying during bereavement that involved HR, the top leadership, HQ and even the now “retired” former CEO Clive Schlee. I declined 4 settlement offers if I am silent about my ordeal. But I rather starve and speak out to help others. For an overview of important blog entries of my experience with Pret, please visit “My Ordeal with Pret A Manger”. The little arrow to the right next to each heading will lead directly to the post. I tell my story for the first time verbally in below audio player interview on a podcast by
The Adam Paradox, and wrote two articles in the Scottish Left Review: 1. “Late Night Girl’s” Story with Pret and 2. Pushing Back Against Pret.
Thank you for reading/listening.



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