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Republican feels ‘victimized’ by Twitter ‘shadow banning’

7/26/18
from The Hill,
7/25/18:

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said he feels “victimized” by Twitter after being allegedly “shadow banned” by the social media platform in what a review by The Hill shows has resulted in reduced visibility and reach to other users. "I feel victimized and violated by a platform that holds itself out to be a public forum,” he told The Hill. “It's really frustrating to think that the marketplace of ideas couldn't accommodate the thoughts and musings that I contribute.” A spokesman from Gaetz’s office said they noticed “a significant decrease” in their number of followers gained and retweets around May 15, about the time period the company implemented a new policy to tamp down “troll-like behaviors that distort and detract from the public conversation.”

The story was first reported on VICE News.

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