Twitter Reviews

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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 my findings about why I really do NOT trust Twitter.

The bad
• 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.

The good

• None I could think of

Notes

• If you need freedom of speech, openness, diversity, you might be interested to consider alternatives. Such as https://Minds.com or https://DiasporaFoundation.org

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Lately has been very bad with censoring and banning people, and not allowing freedom of speech.

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I like twitter because it has integration with iftt (https://ifttt.com/ ) With help of iftt I can update my twitter stream very often. Also twitter helps to discover good websites.

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I like twitter because all human are near to gather even top officials

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Perfect

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It's just like Facebook!...but without all of it's crap

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Yes, so much like Facebook that Twitter will sell your data to companies embroiled in scandals concerning the manipulation of democracy. https://alternativeto.net/news/2018/4/twitter-sold-data-to-cambridge-analytica-too