Twitter denies it shadowbanned Julian Assange’s mother

Twitter denies it shadowbanned Julian Assange’s mother

Twitter denied shadowbanning user Christine Assange on Tuesday, after activists said tweets by the mother of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who recently joined the social media platform, were being hidden from users. New Zealand Internet Party leader Suzie Dawson first flagged the alleged shadowban on Tuesday morning via her own Twitter account. Your Twitter account has been shadowbanned. Dawson used an open source third party tool, which crawls and scans the search page on Twitter’s website, to identify that tweets from the @AssangeMrs account were not showing in public searches.Other users confirmed that they could not see Assange’s tweets either. Jack sucks! A shadowbanned user’s tweets won’t show up in searches, mentions or in replies. Although that investigation has been dropped, Julian Assange is still the subject of a Justice Department investigation that has been ongoing since 2010 and fears that if he leaves the embassy U.K. authorities, who have threatened to arrest him for breach of bail, will extradite him to the U.S. People in power will not protect Julian without pressure & protest from the people Back up your prayers with protests "Evil flourishes when good men do nothing" A variety of actions to suit everybody are listed in my timeline Thank you for your part in helping protect him Christine Assange has joined a wide movement of activists under the banner of #ReconnectAssange, which has aimed to raise awareness of the WikiLeaks founder’s situation since the Ecuadorian government abruptly cut off his internet and suspended his right to receive visitors on March 28. In a comment to the Daily Dot, a Twitter spokesperson denied the allegations made by the activists that the company had shadowbanned Assange. Learn how you can help! “Last night my accounts were simply locked for being flagged as bots,” he told the Daily Dot.

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Twitter denied shadowbanning user Christine Assange on Tuesday, after activists said tweets by the mother of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who recently joined the social media platform, were being hidden from users.

New Zealand Internet Party leader Suzie Dawson first flagged the alleged shadowban on Tuesday morning via her own Twitter account.

Your Twitter account has been shadowbanned.

Dawson used an open source third party tool, which crawls and scans the search page on Twitter’s website, to identify that tweets from the @AssangeMrs account were not showing in public searches.Other users confirmed that they could not see Assange’s tweets either.

Confirmed with my sock puppet account. Jack sucks! pic.twitter.com/7MIkP4N6Zb

A notification ban or shadowban is when a user’s posts are hidden without making that user aware that their posts are not appearing for others. A shadowbanned user’s tweets won’t show up in searches, mentions or in replies.

Christine Assange first joined Twitter on May 5 and began posting in support of her son, who remains isolated inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has resided since 2012. Originally, the WikiLeaks founder had fled to the embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden where, at the time, he faced an investigation related to allegations of sexual assault.

Although that investigation has been dropped, Julian Assange is still the subject of a Justice Department investigation that has been ongoing since 2010 and fears that if he leaves the embassy U.K. authorities, who have threatened to arrest him for breach of bail, will extradite him to the U.S.

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