Twitter Blocks Pence, Conservatives from ‘Moments’ Feature
The crackdown on Conservatives is in full swing on Twitter allegedly, as Twitter has begun blocking a number of accounts from being featured in the Twitter Moments section. Among the accounts blocked, we must enumerate the official Twitter handle of Vice President Mike Pence, Parkland survivor Kyle Kashuv and Candace Owens, a black-female who happens to be conservative. To find more on the latter (also on the conservative-crackdown issue), read this: Black Conservative Candace Owens Suspended by Twitter For Changing NYT Bigot’s Tweets From “White” to “Black” and “Jewish”
According to a video courtesy of a British political activist and commentator, Sarah Eaglesfield respectively, it looks like certain accounts (primarily pertaining to free speech advocates and conservative figures) are not allowed to be added to a new Twitter Moment. The video tests various conservative accounts, including Kyle Kashuv, Candace Owens, and YouTuber Markus Meechan aka Count Dankula.
As per Twitter’s manifest:
“Moments are curated stories showcasing the very best of what’s happening on Twitter. Our Moments guide is customized to show you current topics that are popular or relevant, so you can discover what is unfolding on Twitter in an instant.”
i.e. a feature that allows you to create a list of tweets on a certain subject/topic to be shared with your Twitter friends/other users. Here’s the video in question:
Video proof that there's a Twitter algorithm affecting @CountDankulaTV, @RealCandaceO and @KyleKashuv. Myself and @Entropy72 found over 50 affected users today, including many YouTubers and British Political Parties. #SHADOWBANNED pic.twitter.com/ln9LbZJP5j
— Sarah Eaglesfield (@zenxv) August 29, 2018
That would be Mike Pence’s official Twitter handle. The error message only appears when attempting to add tweets to Twitter Moments on a desktop computer, but not on the mobile app. I am sure it’s just a glitch, and Twitter will remedy the situation ASAP.