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I really do NOT trust Twitter. Why? Well because before I start using any tool I do a research about its behaviors, challenges, strengths. After using Twitter for years, the following is a summary of...See why people do not like Twitter 😡 Post your review
I really do NOT trust Twitter. Why? Well because before I start using any tool I do a research about its behaviors, challenges, strengths. After using Twitter for years, the following is a summary of my findings about why I really do NOT trust Twitter.
• Shadow ban. Which is very unethical. If you're not familiar with "shadow ban" it means Twitter ban you, but you do not know you were banned, because you keep posting. But nobody sees your content. Abhinav Vadrevu, former software engineer at Twitter was caught on video saying this at https://youtu.be/64gTjdUrDFQ?t=25s
• Down rank. If you're not familiar with "down rank" it means Twitter try to get you to not show up in the search results. Olind Hassan, Policy Manager at Twitter was caught on video saying this https://youtu.be/64gTjdUrDFQ?t=1m22s
• Twitter present itself as politically neutral. But they do NOT behave like that. Instead many Twitter staff actively do political targetting, bias, promote one political agenda, and censorship of your content if they disagree with it. Source at https://youtu.be/64gTjdUrDFQ
• They easily cave in on the U.S. government. Which frequently and repeatedly asks Twitter to censor user’s content. Pranay Singh, Direct Messaging Engineer at Twitter was caught on video saying this https://youtu.be/64gTjdUrDFQ?t=6m23s
Alternative source at https://www.projectveritas.com/2018/01/11/undercover-video-twitter-engineers-to-ban-a-way-of-talking-through-shadow-banning-algorithms-to-censor-opposing-political-opinions/
• Potentially not secure. Because the code is not available publicly. So it can not be review by the public. In other words, there is a risk of abuse.
• It is own by a for-profit corporation. It is not owned by a not-for-profit community. Usually a corporation first priority is to hoard money. Not serve you and protect your privacy.
• None I could think of
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true. they shadowbanned my account too because I promoted many legitimate articles that expose the lies/true nature of muslims community in sri lanka.
No credibility. If you disagree with what the TV says they WILL shadowban you. A corp pretending to be your friend. Avoidance advised.
Heavily Censored. Allows threats to certain people as long as you post what your TV tells you to.
Lately has been very bad with censoring and banning people, and not allowing freedom of speech.
Twitter Shadowbanned* my account because I published legitimate news articles which expose the lies of muslims, and islamic community, and promoted the real current situation in sri lanka. They leave anti-buddhists articles in their site without banning them. It's quite unfair for us buddhists in sri lanka. muslims lies, and pretend as they are oppressed, discriminated in sri lanka to international community to get sympathy, now everyone don't care about 300+ people died, but some isolated incidents caused by political mobs.
These news of isolated incidents often get high amount of likes, and often appear at the top of the particular hashtag, but when we post any content that expose the lies of muslim community, we are quickly shadowbanned by the twitter. Even now if you searched lka, sri lanka in twitter you wouldn't find many content related to the easter sunday attack, but isolated incidents in which muslims become victims. why the heck people still make muslims victims, when the terrorist attack came from their community? where are the articles that are written after the incidents? I remember after the new zealand attack happened, twitter was filled with pro muslim articles, still it continues to this day, but now everyone forgot about easter sunday attack.
so basically twitter hates buddhists in sri lanka. I deleted all my twitter accounts (including business ones), and also informed my friends/partners to do the same. I don't want to use a racist, anti-buddhist, pro-terrorist website anymore. twitter is dead for me since now. if you love muslims so much including their extremists, and hate other groups then don't expect we are going to be active in your site anymore.
*(I verified it through this site called Shadowban website), and various other methods.
Twitter don't respect free speech If you disagree with what they believe they will shadowban you.
They ask for phone number to verify your account that bad for privacy.
For many years I used twitter as my first source for news.
It is light and easy to use.
But for some years now it is loosing its positions because of;
The question here isn't does Twitter censor anything remotely approaching the truth, but dear god will they ever stop?
Want to wallow in shallow and soulless liberal ideology and degenerate pornography? Twitter is your place.
Are you a decent human being? Move along, nothing of value here.
Twitter is a pro-censorship site. NOT GOOD.
Twitter is basically the same as posting a Facebook status but with a limited number of characters. The cool thing about Twitter is you can repond to celebrity tweets but the sad part is these celebrity accounts are either fake or just a barrage of attention seeking quotes. People will restort to anything even eating dog shit to remain revelant. Both platforms are politically bias towards Marxist ideologies. Just be careful not to anger the electronic gods or you might be reprimanded for not addressing someone by their special pronoun. Well I know plenty of adjectives that are better suited for snowflakes. I was banned for posting a criticism of a misandrist tweet.
i just deleted my twitter account, I'm not even associated with the western politics but i dont find it to be productive place for conversations. nothing good comes out of twitter.
I absolutely hate Twitter. It is a f-cking TERRIBLE platform.
It's a political trash fire at this point, and it's not hard to see which side Twitter's on. I am a centrist, I lean both ways for certain things a little, but stick to the middle for most things. There is NO middle ground on Twitter, it's either far-left propaganda or it's silenced by Twitter. I kid you not, I opened up Twitter to a typical rant that I didn't want to hear, and when I clicked on it to mute it, I got a massive popup saying that Twitter gave the conversation starter the option to hide comments she didn't agree with. That's not "healthy democracy," buddy. That's called bigotry. Which is funny, considering far-lefts call basically everyone else bigots. I'm no rocket doctor, chief, but I don't think "filtering spam" is why this feature really came to fruition.
I was there for art. I followed YouTube personalities and (being a furry) artists. Unfortunately, every artist I followed decided to post some art in the morning and then proceed to post several dozen tweets and even more responses and retweets about their political beliefs DAILY, so my Notification Center is completely full of propaganda I don't care to hear. I said "maybe keep politics minimal, considering some of us are just here for your art," and got "NOONE CARES WHAT YOU THINK" from another of the graciously feeling-sensitive and non-bigoted leftists. At that point, I deactivated my account.
The people on Twitter have pretty much gone full-tilt propaganda and Twitter itself quite obviously aims to silence anyone who isn't following their narrative, centrists like myself included. After reading this, you might think I'm pretty conservative (even though I have gay and lesbian friends, write science fiction featuring -surprise, surprise- lesbians, and try to avoid politics altogether), but that's just how ludicrous far-leftists are these days, making it impossible to hear moderates from their side (or anybody from any other side). I absolutely hate this platform and would love to see it die a slow death, like some other platforms. Hopefully some art-focused platform like PillowFort takes off and doesn't become a propaganda poster.
Nice platform to use
For me, Twitter is more commercial, but comfortable. I hate the tags there.