|Twitter, like other corporate tech. giants, does censor content.|
Twitter has removed content for reasons other than indecency. This article is primarily about censorship by Twitter, although it also mentions censorship of Twitter.
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In December 2016 Craig Murray was "ghost banned" by Twitter, resulting in a 90% decrease in traffic to his site from that site. Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, reported in 2017 that he had been "shadowbanned" because of his writings about Donald Trump.
On May 31, 2016, Twitter agreed with Facebook, Google and Microsoft to a European Union code of conduct obligating them to review "[the] majority of valid notifications for removal of illegal hate speech" posted on their services within 24 hours.
Removal of accounts
In July 2019, after "the wildly successful Unity4J online vigils in which which well-known Assange defenders would appear to speak out against his persecution", the Unity4J account was removed from Twitter.
Censorship of Twitter
Twitter has been censored in Turkey. In February 2016, it was claimed that Twitter had closed around 125,000 accounts since mid 2015 for "for threatening or promoting terrorist acts, primarily related to ISIS."
In 2019, Twitter was complying with requests for content removal from the Turkish government.
|Integrity Initiative/Leak/3||“Find ways to remove e.g. RT/Ruptly video and infographic content from mainstream media e.g. newspaper websites, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Such content is quite professionally done, entertaining and cheap (or even free) for cash-strapped mainstream media outlets. But for these reasons, this kind of content gets numerous ‘clicks’ and is therefore picked up by reputable outlets that help spread Russian disinformation.”||Victor Madeira||16 March 2018|
- Isaac Kappy
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