How Twitter Censorship Looks Like

 

Here is a VERY common occurrence of Twitter’s censorship, called “shadow banning”:

Links to Tweets underneath the screenshots

 

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Tweets are hidden behind “Show more replies” to not be immediately visible to viewers who are too busy and rushed to spot Tweets. In my case, Pret does not want my writings visible.

 

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Link to above screenshots: 1st Tweet will be visible.

 

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2nd Tweet is HIDDEN from the public on that feed, but visible via @XpretXpert’s Tweets & Replies feed.

3rd Tweet is behind “1 more reply”:

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3rd Tweet LINK is visible at first, but will not be seen when clicking on “Show more replies”. Twitter RIPS the feed apart which is explained on the Shadowban.eu site as, quote: “threads are completely ripped apart by hiding reply tweets of the affected user to others”. So, when you click on “show more” etc. you seem to hit a brick wall, you can a “1” reply, but you can’t get to it. The feed starts back from the top, but you can’t get to the hidden Tweet.

Here is the 2nd Tweet that has been hidden in the name of no “public interest”:

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2nd Tweet LINK via @XpretXpert’s Tweets & Replies feed. These Tweets are from years of experience as a Team Leader during the Christmas Season where items are NOT ordered by shops, but Pret as usual blames the supplier in response to customers’ queries why certain items are not available.

Behind the “This Tweet is unavailable – Learn more”, Twitter gives this explanation, quote:

Placing a Tweet in violation behind an interstitial: We may allow controversial content or behavior which may otherwise violate our rules to remain on our service because we believe there is a legitimate public interest in its availability. When this happens, we limit engagement with the Tweet and add a notice to clarify that the Tweet violates our rules, but we believe it should be left up to serve this purpose. You can read more on how we review Tweets that may be in the legitimate public interest.”

So, Twitter defines what is of “public interest” and what not. But BECAUSE this would be of “public interest” to see the reality beyond the dishonesty, Pret tries to avoid this getting out. My experience of 10 years in Pret shops, with about 8 years as a Team Leader. I worked 8 Christmases doing the ordering for various Pret shops.

Ladies and Gents, THIS is modern-day censorship called “shadow banning”.

And in this case it looks like this, which will be partly in the red (shadow banned / some Tweets hidden) for about 24 – 48 hours from the time of the ban:

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From: Shadowban.eu/XpretXpert

On Twitter is OPEN PORNOGRAPHY, where people can tweet their bits and boobs, and explicit language. But my Tweet has been censored by Twitter on Pret’s behalf.

And here’s a similar message I posted to his initial post:

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Link to my post on the opening Tweet

An undercover report on Twitter shadow banning and how HUMANS, not only bots shadow ban on purpose and choose Tweets they don’t want to be seen. Most banned Tweets are regarding Trump, political propaganda etc. I am not for Trump and right-wing politics, but it is censoring free speech and is completely up to the Twitter people what they want to see or not. And the nasty thing about this is that most people who are secretly censored / shadow banned don’t even know they are! The video explains and I also explain how this works in the audio player interview at the bottom of this page. The video starts with a Twitter staff member saying on hidden camera regarding hiding Tweets and accounts they don’t like or disagree with: “We’re trying to get the shitty people not to show up …”

 


 

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.


Interview:

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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 www.ShadowBan.eu (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 Shadowban.eu site is down or being hacked, so, for alternative go to www.Shadowban.io

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

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

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In the above link & screenshot, Twitter seemed to have forced Shadowban.eu 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.


Interview:


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Shawdow Banned / Censored on Twitter

 

If you found this page it’s because you were tweeted to but Twitter on behalf of Pret A Manger “shadow banned” the account. I explain extensively what shadow banning is in an interview at the bottom of this page.

Hidden Tweets

The posts that Pret A Manger does NOT want you to see were hidden from you.
NOTE: some have been notified of the below tweets before the ban happened. But once the ban happens, tweets are hidden from the public. Also, Twitter denies that they shadow ban and while they deny they hide THOUSANDS of Tweets (indication that 1.6K tweets were posted, but only a handful are visible!)
Banning happens to a lot of people who speak out, without them even knowing they’ve been banned. Again, I explain further in the interview at the bottom.

The posts that were tweeted to different people and that Pret does not want the public to see, are:

>>> How Companies force Emotional Labour on Low-Wage Workers

>>> Why Pret gives Free Coffees and does not do a Loyalty Card system

>>> Ongoing issues of cross contamination and allergen (mis)labelling

 

Regarding Shadow Banning (secret censorship) and how it works.

It shows that Pret has a lot to hide from the public, and only when the two customer deaths became public did Pret slowly start implementing allergen labels.

The following account was shadow banned on 12.04.2019 before 11am and recipients won’t be notified and tweets are hidden EXCEPT when going to it with a direct link or via the account’s Tweets & Replies.

Example:

Shadowban.eu is an external independent website programed and developed by Free Speech activists, who fight against the shadow bans by making the public aware of Twitter banning secretly. This website shows if an account is banned or not. In this case @4ABWE was banned, and the ban will be lifted approximately in a day or two (13. or 14.04.2019). But bans have lasted for a week at times.

Accounts often get secretly banned for the volume of tweets, but in my case I get banned very quickly even after 1, 2 or 3 tweets when I tweet to the press, politicians, famous people etc. Anyone with influence basically. I can tweet 20 tweets to individual people who have 20 followers and not much impact. No problem.

But the moment I tweet to “influential” people, especially the press, the ban happens very quickly. Please note that these shadow bans are done in secret and Twitter denies doing this because they don’t want to admit that they censor free speech. But I don’t want to get too deep into this here. If you search on YouTube “Twitter undercover shadowban” you find videos on undercover investigations into Twitter, particularly by investigative journalists from Project Veritas. My blog here gets bookmarked by a bot in a certain country within a minute I release a new blog entry, as Pret has an eye on my blog. I know because my stats show this.

Shadowban.eu/4ABWE which looks like this while banned:

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If anyone goes to this below Tweet you will NOT see @4ABWE’s tweet below anywhere WHILE the ban is on. Once the ban is LIFTED the Tweets becomes visible again but mainly via clicking on “Show more Replies”. You will see that there are 2 (TWO) replies, but you’ll only see Pret’s reply:

 

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Link

 

But via @4ABWE’s Tweets & Replies, you will see a second reply otherwise hidden from the public:

 

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Link (click on Charlotte Ashworth’s initial tweet again within this feed, and 4ABWE’s tweet becomes invisible again)

After the ban is lifted, the tweet becomes visible again when you click on “Show more replies”.

 

This is Pret A Manger not wanting bad press or the truth to be known in the public. I explain in my interview at the bottom why Pret let’s Twitter shadow ban (secret censoring/hiding tweets). This also happens to many other accounts regarding political tweets or when rich companies want to avoid getting exposed.

 

Other banned Tweets

 

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Link to Tweet where no response tweet is visible, the speech bubble is visible with 1 response, but no tweet can be seen.

 

 

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Link to now visible tweet via @4ABWE’s Tweets & Replies … peek-a-boo

 

 

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Link to initial Tweet and a hidden tweet not visible.

 

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Link … Pret A Boo…

 

Other direct Links to hidden Tweets:

To Ben Baughan‏ @benfishbag and Jackie Holt@jaxxholt Link to Tweet

To @paddy_delaney, @SarahCahill123, @SaimaFerdows, @rocknrolga, @gangofgin2004 Link to Tweet

To @wmpccn @whosalama and others … Link to Tweet

… etc.

 


 

Pret A Manger Staff issues Pret does not want the public to know, and my interview underneath the slide show

 

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The above slideshow is just a selection, the list goes on in —> Pret Staff Complaints

 


 

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 an article in the
Scottish Left Review.
Thank you for reading/listening.

Interview

 

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Exposing Facebook, Twitter etc.

 

James O’Keefe investigative journalist of Project Veritas already went into Twitter, now a whistle-bower former employee from facebook gives some insights.

This is worth a blog entry as my private messages as well as posts on Facebook are deleted when I link to my blog. I have to post around several corners on FB & Twitter (am shadow banned again …)

The main posts that are shadow banned, blocked, deleted etc. is from the right wing people, Trump issues. And while I am not right wing or a Trump supporter, what Facebook & Co. do is pretty nasty, as mostly they do this hidden where the account user isn’t even aware that they are censored and isolated from reaching others with their posts. And it doesn’t need to be political, in my case Pret must have reported me to Twitter and Facebook. A rich company can pay their way out of bad press. Simple. But it doesn’t help, because my blog has traffic and my inbox is full.

New investigation hit YouTube today and it’s pretty cowardly what these geeks come up with and can’t even stand their ground when confronted.

Facebook:

 

Twitter:

 

 


 

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 an article in the
Scottish Left Review.
Thank you for reading/listening.

 

©2019 expret.org

Unless otherwise stated or linked to, this website and all writings within this site are the property of expret.org poetrasblok.com, LateNightGirl.org, LateNightGirl.page.tl and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. Reproduction and distribution of my writings without written permission is prohibited.

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