DESPERATE: Twitter Now Trying To Quarantine Alt-Right After Failure To Destroy It

Over the last couple weeks I’ve noticed something a little fishy every time I browse the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag. Every time I looked, the hashtag would be absolutely overrun with tweets critical of BLM — tweets that could generally be described as ‘alt-rightish‘ in nature.

What’s weird about the BLM hashtag completely overrun by alt-right tweets, you might be wondering? First off, although we may be legion, we aren’t that legion. Furthermore, I’ve witnessed Twitter censoring the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag manually, by hand, for months. In the past, Twitter worked furiously to delete any tweets that were negative of BLM from reaching public visibility. Now, anti-BLM tweets are all that I’m seeing. So what gives?

Opening the hashtag in a private browser session — which disables all previous cookies and doesn’t log one in to any of their accounts — confirmed my suspicions: Twitter is attempting to isolate the alt-right by quarantining us into containment zones, using an advanced form of selective shadow-banning and selective promotion. Let me explain.

When browsing the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag in a private session and without being logged in, all of a sudden the fountain of alt-right tweets had mysteriously dried up. In their place, were tweets that were almost 100% in support of BLM. And more curiously, the alt-right tweets that were showing when I was logged in were not from users which I was even following. I mean, Twitter has always used their algorithm to place relevant tweets from people that you follow higher up in the hashtag results, but this was something different all together. And it wasn’t a side effect from the “quality filter” either, as I had it turned off. But even with it turned on, the alt-right tweets reign supreme when viewing the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag.

The only logical conclusion I can come up with is that Twitter is using internal data to — most likely through automated means — place users into ideological camps. And then once users are sorted, the true digital segregation begins.

I think there are multiple motives for this revamped method of tweet obfuscation. First and foremost, it is just not feasible to either shadowban or outright ban the entire alt-right. For instance, if one was actually successful in shadow banning the entire alt-right, they would all quit using Twitter — or at least quit using it as much. Twitter just can’t afford that kind of loss, in both power users and revenue. They might hate us, but they’re still desperate for us to use the service.

Instead, Twitter has devised a way to accomplish both primary objectives: a) to retain the userbase and the level of user interaction, and more importantly b) to neuter the alt-right so that they would no longer be able to successfully disseminate their message to normies. They were able to accomplish this by detecting which users are “conservatives”, and then feeding us lots of tweets from other conservatives — tweets that ‘normal’ users aren’t able to see.

And this sort of ideological shadowban is even more dangerous than the normal sort, because a user can’t tell from his impressions and interactions that anything is abnormal. Even worse, it actually makes the platform even more appealing to alt-right users, because it provides us a nice spoon fed hug box of exactly what type of content we want to be reading, anyway. The only problem is that in providing us a tempting circle-jerk, they’ve largely taken away our ability to get the message out to normies and lefties.

None of this is even remotely surprising, as the true intentions of Twitter’s path to censorship was laid bare in the report I had published by Capital Research Center. As their previous methods fail, expect them to roll out more and more ways to fuck with us.

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Seattle4Truth

Political Editor of TheRalphRetort.com. Previously published by Capital Research Center.Twitter: @spaghetti4poop

  • Perrico de los Palotes

    There’s a ridiculously small White Lives Matter movement. And guess what: the SPLC classifies it as a hate group.

    • mtbwalt

      SPLC is a joke.

      • masterninja

        That it is

    • Its You

      SPLC caused hate murder in DC

    • $PLC is a hate group.

  • Italy GG

    This is systemic, institutionalized goyimphobia

  • StephaneDumas

    The staff of Wikileaks mentionned in an article from last July, to create an alternative to Twitter. http://www.theverge.com/2016/7/21/12253580/wikileaks-twitter-milo-yiannopoulos-ban-cyber-feudalism

    • Yet another social network. Why not move to mewe (a natural fit) or invest in Diaspora?

  • Cenobite

    Wonder what they would do if individuals who were being affected by this segregation started using the BLM hashtag to informing others that they were not getting though to the larger user base. Then started using the BLM hashtag to promote a Twitter strike.

  • Typical

    Facebook uses similar algorithms to place people into ideological echo chambers, but I think a lot of this kind of stuff is waaaaay to much work to be a grand conspiracy, it’s probably just some unforeseen side effect of the normal algorithms they use to try to manipulate your feed into things that will increase your site visit time, which has been shown in studies to increase revenue.

    remember: never chalk up to conspiracy what can be explained with incompetence.

    • BigGaySteve

      Yea its not like CUCKBerg told Merkel he would get ride of badthink off of fakebook.

      • Exactly. They need to get rid of anything that tarnishes their transgressive image. They want the masses tweeting about the favorite NFL game, and the SJWs replying about how much better and more ‘just’ the NFL is now that it openly discriminates against white players and treats white cheerleaders as prostitutes for the rich black players and even richer Jewish owners. A perfect cultural communist utopia.

      • Typical

        Which may or may not be related to the algorithms used to determine what shown in your feed, or more likely would just be a word filter. Really, conspiracies are fun, but the burden of proof lies on you.

    • It would actually be easy to do this by boosting the results of your network in the recommender. That would give you the impression that your team was dominant and the vandals vanquished. I would chalk this up to manipulation, given their need to cordon off dissidents and freethinkers with unapproved views.

      • Typical

        I find it hard to believe though that they categorize each person individually, I would be willing to bet it’s just a simple threshold of likes that gets you swung more or less to one side or another of a timeline that determines your percentage of left or right leaning news you get. It’s a lot of work to profile each person individually.

  • mtbwalt

    There’s http://gab.ai

    But that has the same echo chamber issue currently.

  • Memorable Event

    Just another effort to control the message by preventing real cross-fertilization of ideas. China and Russia governments do the same thing.

    • Relax

      Yes because the BLM movement is more dangerous than the KKK. Also, white people are more afraid of BLM than blacks are of the KKK (then and now). Got it.

  • GodBowser

    Out of curiosity has anyone heard about any more NABLM activity in the UK because I’ve not heard any since the protest at Heathrow airport

    The current CEO must not have any sense of morals if they let hate groups operate on their service with out any intervention

  • Iso

    As long as people like Jack and the such remain in charge of Twitter, they’ll do anything and everything to ban the reasonable right leaning individuals to stop us from pointing out that BLM is a thug group and on the same level as the KKK. Actually I think BLM is worse then the KKK cause they are getting more vocal and reaching across the ocean now, even in England, so that is scary.

    • Relax

      So according to you the BLM movement is worse than the KKK because they’re getting more “vocal”? I believe one group has pillaged and murdered way more than the other in the name of color. It’s ok to be afraid though. Since they’re getting more vocal and such.

      • ArsenicSundae

        I know being obtuse makes it easier to sidestep inconvenient truths, but you won’t even make an effort?

        The KKK has never had an international following. It also never had much of an appeal to the “oppressed masses”. BLM is quite the opposite. It appeals to those who cling to their victim status, then turn around and use it to justify civil disobedience, violence, threats and murder. This is why it’s so easy to make ignorant muslims in third world shitholes hate everything western, when most of them have never encountered anything from that culture personally. They’re told “They make you poor! They make you unhappy!. Hate them for what they’ve done to you!” BLM members share that same level of gullible, primitive ignorance.

        Today, which is what was being referred to in the comment you chose misunderstand, the KKK has about 5000 members scatterered across the U.S., who have been so thoroughly marginalized that they’re about as dangerous as a high school Dungeons and Dragons Club.

        BLM, on the other hand, can pull in 5000 for a single rally. They’re openly racist against their imagined “white oppressors” (namely everyone not black), publicly call for riots, the destruction of property and murder, and have succeeded spectacularly at all of those goals. And to top that all off, they have a PRESIDENTIAL FUCKING ENDORSEMENT. They have proven themselves to be domestic terrorists, draped in a cloak of false victimhood.

        Neither the KKK nor BLM are particularly stellar examples of humanity. However, only one of them is out there every day, attacking people, destroying things, intimidating people and doing their utmost to drag the nation into chaos, while the other is at home watching it happen on TV. And if you’re unable to tell which is which, you’re probably too stupid to be allowed out on to the internet without adult supervision.

        • Relax

          lol, k

  • scemar

    twitter is very invested in social engineering, they want to be a force that manipulates society so this is no surprise

    with that as their goal in mind, this is a very smart move

    banning people often makes them return with different accounts if they’re low profile, or turns them to martyrs
    this gets rid of their presence in a sneakier way

    and there’s one more added benefit with an even bigger impact, by secluding them into their own area, they only see their own opinions, I wonder if that will actually quiet them down? a lot of what drives a counter culture is having a mainstream culture to counter
    if you don’t see a stupid pro BLM tweet, and all you see are smart anti BLM tweets, then what much drive do you have to criticize pro BLM idiocy? you won’t even know what to do, what to reply to, you’ll have a hard time screencaping and mocking them, etc

    so overall this is a very smart way twitter is politely attempting to destroy the alt right, even if we know about it and it becomes public, it would still not make twitter look so bad as saying “oh suddenly twitter banned a ton of its users”

    to the average fool this would actually sound like no problem at all, “oh so they segregated them, they would be happy right?” but to anyone aware of how terrible the safe space ideology is, this is bad

    • J.L.W

      Maybe there will be pro libertarian hashtags as well that Social Justice Warriors cannot see? I was very surprised #MakeAMovieIslamic trended the other day with a couple of howlers on the hashtag.

      What I did notice though was there were many people saying ‘for all those that hate this tag,’. I didn’t see many people hating the tag so perhaps it was people I couldn’t see doing that!

  • robert franklin stroud

    Black Lives Matter, but not as much as white lives. Clearly.

  • meatreader

    I know a little about web applications, having been learning how to for 20 months, and I can say that looking into how social media sites are built, I think it’s more likely just business logic to do exactly what your talking about, showing you more tweets to do with who you follow, and what you tag, who you tweet to, etc. Although they have some serious bias with censoring conservatives, I don’t think the intent as mentioned is dubious. They want users to enjoy twitter and I think that results in an echo chamber, that tailors to your likes.

    • S4T

      if you don’t think the intentions are dubious, read the report linked at the bottom of the article and come back to me 😀 https://capitalresearch.org/2016/05/macarthurs-thought-police/

      • meatreader

        Again, as I said before, the intent as mentioned is likely business logic, like how amazon recommends products you like or shows users who bought the same stuff as you… I don’t aagree that being shown more “alt-right” tweets is somehow detrimental to my overall user experience. Maybe they should disclose this to their users, however bad a marketing decision that may be. Just to clarify, I never said they don’t actively suppress Right-Wing content #FreeMilo

    • Disagree. It’s easy to tamper with recommendations to show you what they want you to see and manipulate your subsequent behavior.

  • Secession

    I am on the waiting list for Gab.ai.

    • ShakinBoots

      I’m on there now. It is so much better than Twitter already. Free speech!

      • Secession

        What’s the look like? Can you add some color to your page?

        • ShakinBoots

          It looks and feels similar to twitter. Easy to navigate and find people to follow. Right now everyone seems to just be following everyone back. It’s still in beta so I’m sure we will see many improvements. There’s mostly alt-right and conservatives there but I know they want to change that and get a good mix.

          • Secession

            Thanks.

          • The question is why would the SJWs who bully Twitter users with their hate want to follow ‘conservatives’ to anti-Twitter? They’re preaching their sordid gospel of all things antiwhitism to each other and anyone who inadvertently runs their slimey gauntlet (e.g., celebrities who are not sufficiently PC). Few would want to leave their territory to chase after their enemies. They camped out there to attack unarmed white people. And the AR moving to anti-Twitter would just create the same echo chamber Twitter is trying to accomplish though segregation.

            AR needs several things: a web site for communicating their manifesto and public facing articles, a private place (e.g., a mewe group) for coordination, and the front lines of Twitter, Fakebook, amd Disqus for the warriors. If TW and FB are denied them through discrimination, then they should probably focus on Disqus.

            Either way a secluded place on mewe is more sensible than planning in public.

          • ShakinBoots

            I think the idea was to have people from all sides joining gab. In these early stages though it’s already getting a reputation as a “conservative twitter”. Its a good site so far but I hope the group starts to be more rounded. We are sort of preaching to the choir right now. Will be interesting to see how it evolves.

            I never got comfortable with using mewe. Doesn’t seem very intuitive to me. Still have my acct but never use it.

  • advancedatheist

    I suspect the message of the Alt Right upsets a lot of people because it invokes what terror management theorists in psychology call “mortality salience,” namely, reminders of vulnerability, failure and death. Look up terror management theory and see the experimental support it has – you will see human behavior in a new light once you absorb the theory’s implications.

    Specifically, people have finally started to wake up from the make-believe world of the Radical Enlightenment in the 18th Century. This sweeping social experiment – based on pseudoscience about equality, democracy, feminism, human fungibility, the mind as a blank slate, cosmopolitanism, borderlessness, mass immigration, miscegenation and trying to erase the biological distinctions between men and women – has come crashing down around us because it conflicts with man’s nature. “Social progress” can never happen because human nature doesn’t change; and “social justice” remains forever beyond reach because society’s losers, misfits, kooks, weaklings, defectives, scolds, utopians and degenerates have conflicting grievances that they can’t reconcile, especially when it comes to dividing up the shrinking pile of spoils produced by generations of white people’s labor.

    In other words, the Alt Right has rediscovered and articulated for our generation the essential tragedy of the human condition. It has become the voice of wisdom and maturity in a world full of delusions that we can no longer sustain. I have my doubts as to whether Donald Trump has really stumbled across this perspective, much less that he knows what to do with it. But thanks to the inadvertent attention he has drawn to the Alt Right, American politics in the 2020’s could look radically different from the nonsense that has damaged the United States for the past few generations.

    • plasmacutter

      If hillary wins it will be too late, because they’ll ram through amnesty and we’ll have 30 million illegals voting to make the united states as a whole a clone of California.

    • moremane

      Genius!

  • Charlie Primero

    Good article. Thank you.

  • Maintenance Renegade

    I haven’t bothered making a new twitter since my last one got banned eight months ago. One reason is I’m concerned that when we keep making accounts there we’re helping keep the dying blue avian beast on life support by using the service at all.

    That being said I probably will make one more. Just to have it in reserve for a Trump victory. I want to rub salt in bleeding “progressive” wounds in that circumstance.

    • J.L.W

      I have had bookmarks for this… Blocklists etc. I even wrote a blog where I tried to understand the SJW’s and searched/ studied their tweets and wrote it up.

      But it’s disappointing. They are such empty sub humans that giving them attention just feels like studying some sort of disappointing child of a great person.

      • Maintenance Renegade

        Great economic and political dynasties fall throughout the ages and great historical attention is given to every moment of the rise, to the moment of downfall and to the result of the downfall several generations later. Yet information is generally more sparse or less in your face about the nitty gritty process of the prolonged downfall itself, you’re told it happened but you’re usually spared the gory details.

        I hypothesize that the SJWs represent a perfect example of that missing link. The neon haired problem glasses wearing trust fund hipster pieces of shit will almost certainly never live in a trailer park off of welfare…..but their grandchildren will!

  • Yarlg

    This really isn’t anything new, I’ve seen this kind of auto-curating in my feed over the years, not just from people I follow, but from people I don’t follow too. It seems completely natural on Twitter to have your search, as well as your feed, show stuff you tend to like anyways.

    While I don’t like that kind of echo-chamber hugbox that leans toward, it’s what the average spoonfeds tend to like, and while it isn’t rational to someone looking for objective results, that someone is more likely to know how to garner objective results anyways.

  • J.L.W

    A lot of people here in comments are saying that it’s just business programs etc. I don’t agree.

    One experience I had was when I said a few things of an anti liberal persuasion on one of the hashtags my comments were banned, when I wrote them they would not appear on the hashtag although previous ones had.

    The comments were things like: When I was a child I thought as a child, I remained a liberal so I never grew up.

    I was shadowbanned a few times in that period but then it stopped.

  • EscapeVelocity

    Can confirm. I just logged out and checked the #HugoAwards Top Tweets…which were dominated by #SadPuppies & #RabidPuppies critics….but when I logged out and checked…not a Puppy critic to be found.

  • J.L.W

    It has disturbing implications all this cloak and dagger computer manouevering. What if twitter decides on the advice of some feminist movement that it wants to make sure a certain person recieves a lot of hate speech for political reasons? They can set their list of the disturbed amongst the ‘altright’ on this person and use it as a reason to clamp down on internet free speech.

    As an example.

    • Which is why the focus should be on exposing this and getting mainstream users out of there. TW and FB manipulate their users and enforce social and political correctness. They have a deal worked out with the antiwhites/tranagressives for exclusive territory to harrass Twitter users on their way to posting about the VMAs. They don’t want AR moving in and rocking the boat.

  • Dave The Sandman

    Good work S4T. Now, bring that baby home – find a source, confirm the hypothesis and get Milo to post your article to the Mighty Breity

    It only takes a few tumblin snowflakes to start a fcking avalanche mate

  • StephaneDumas

    Looks like some folks started the hashtag #blacklivessplatter. By checking the next politically incorrect video who’ll trigger a bunch of Trigglypuffs, I think it fits the narrative.

    • Flowey

      The uprising begins 😀
      I’ll get my pitchfork and torch.