Conservative users who have been long oppressed on the platform for their so-called “hate speech” are making a triumphant return and even big names like Tucker Carlson and Mark Levin are popping back up on the site.
Back in March, after Twitter suspended the Babylon Bee for “hateful conduct,” which was just a harmless joke about transgender US Assistant Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine winning the site’s 2022 “Man of the Year” award, they also banned Tucker for supporting both Babylon Bee and Charlie Kirk, who pointed out that Levine had “spent 54 years of his life as a man.”
It got so bad, that conservatives couldn’t even grow their accounts anymore. They’d lose tons of followers each week and would hardly gain any back.
This has been going on for ages. Everyone assumed it was some screwed-up algorithm that stifled conservative growth and reaches.
But now something very mysterious is happening!
Just two days after Elon’s takeover, that bizarre problem magically disappeared and has been replaced by a BOUNTY of new followers everywhere.
I missed you all.
It was lonely on here for a while.
Glad to have you back, friends. pic.twitter.com/EKWPnHywtr
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) April 27, 2022
Definitely something bizarre happening with the Twitter algorithm impacting follower counts over the past 24-48 hours. A few examples:
+63,313 (48 hours)
Donald Trump. Jr
-27,641 (48 hours)
So Tucker just gained 62k followers in a half-day?
He lost 50 followers yesterday
This is not people “coming back”
Codebase got locked for employees too. Interesting…
JUST IN – Twitter's source code is locked down to make it harder for employees to make unauthorized changes to the platform, Bloomberg reports.
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) April 25, 2022
Here’s what people online are saying:
“They’re secretly changing the source code and hiding all the secret squirrel stuff they have been doing (censorship) before @elonmusk and his team are able to look and see all the shady things they have been going on”
“Several right leaning politicians and characters have made large gains while at the same time, left leaning politicians and commentators have lost tens of thousands of followers. The reason why is obvious. Some one reassigned a bot network.”
“All the formerly throttled, banned, disenfranchised accounts gaining followers and being reinstated strikes me as not @elonmusk s doing, but internal engineers hoping that they can poison twitter by allowing bots and stirring up shit.”
“They’re reversing some of the biased algorithms”
“I have seen more right leaning posts then I have ever seen on Twitter. It’s all recommended stuff. Never seen anything like it here before. They’re lifting the suppression to hide their tracks”
“They are removing all their changes to the algorithim. All the shadow bans, and throttling. Hopefully whoever can run a forensic audit and find out what it was, exactly, they have been doing these last few years.”
“The internet is forever, whatever they’re doing and undoing, someone will be able to go in and see what they were up to”
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