Twitter censorship reports

These are reports created using More Speech, the Twitter censorship checker. Download it and check the replies to and from different users that were shadowbanned.

Click a link below to see tweets from that user's timeline and the replies to each of those tweets that were censored. For instance, click the @stevedaines link below to see the thread where 4 of the 8 replies to him were censored.

For a more detailed description of the reports and the application that produced them, see this post.. See the link above for a related discussion and the source code of the application.

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DateHandleNumber replies censoredNotes
06/14/2018@kimdotcom63high % hidden
05/26/2018@stevekingia257high % hidden
05/25/2018@gopchairwoman248high % hidden; vast majority censored are liberals; she's complained about Twitter censoring conservatives
05/21/2018@statedeptspox70high % hidden
05/17/2018@stevedaines17few replies, many hidden; ACLU of MT contacted him about blocking users
05/17/2018@sendougjones28few replies; 14% & 24% hidden on pro-Net Neutrality tweets
05/15/2018@alexborstein8few replies, some hidden (a past tweet to her from a shadowbanned account wasn't censored; she had replied to a tweet from that account before)
05/15/2018@frankbruni5few replies, some hidden (a past tweet to him from a shadowbanned account wasn't censored; there had been no known previous interaction)
05/15/2018@willoremus39few replies, many hidden (he's a pro-censorship Slate blogger, author of Twitter Will Start Hiding Tweets That 'Detract From the Conversation'/The company is trying out a new way to stop trolls from ruining your mentions.)
05/09/2018@aclu31high % hidden, as before
05/02/2018@marshablackburn66high % hidden
04/28/2018@davidhogg11120replies *from* him (self-replies removed). 2 replies were anomalously elevated
04/28/2018@mileycyrus13>1500 replies
04/27/2018@repjerrynadler27high % hidden; compare his comments on social media censorship:
04/26/2018@narendramodi11 hidden in >1000 replies
04/25/2018@ajitpaifcc174few replies but one of highest % hidden
04/24/2018@amnesty49few replies, high % hidden
04/24/2018@aclu36few replies, high % hidden
04/24/2018@benshapiro672 threads w/ >200 replies have none hidden; others have 12% to 36% hidden
04/24/2018@nancypelosi70mixed; 8% & no hidden on threads with 202 replies
04/23/2018@mariogoetze16some hidden (in German)
04/23/2018@stevenmnuchin154high % are hidden
04/23/2018@dloesch94NRA; ~20% avg hidden
04/23/2018@laurenduca5720% censored on an anti-censorship thread
04/23/2018@jessicavalenti60high % are hidden; many others who would replied have probably been blocked
04/23/2018@jayrosen_nyu67high % hidden in some threads
04/23/2018@randpaul108~30% hidden on a couple of threads
04/23/2018@epascottpruitt161high % are hidden
04/23/2018@mesutozil10882almost no hidden in >800 replies
04/22/2018@gopleader70high % are hidden, but one thread has no hidden
04/22/2018@sentomcotton106high % are hidden
04/21/2018@jilliancyork2EFF; putting self-replies in hidden section will be fixed
04/19/2018@scottjenningsky3few replies
04/19/2018@cathmckenna65CA env. minister; high % are hidden
04/18/2018@jackkingston57high % hidden

Note: we aren't affiliated with any of those listed above and aren't endorsing or not endorsing any of those listed or any of the tweets to or from them. These are presented only as examples; feel free to post your own page similar to this one.

Note: Twitter seems to only show a maxiumum of around 200 tweets on reply pages, even when there were many more replies. That's reasonable to some extent: Twitter's HTML is full of so much unnecessary cruft that loading thousands of replies might crash someone's computer. It also saves requests to Twitter's servers.

It also gives Twitter some degree of deniability: they can point to the foregoing as their reason for not showing all replies.

Because of this, there's no way to get tweets that would have been hidden if the thread had had fewer replies. If a user's tweet isn't in the thread, that could be because it would have been hidden, but it could also be because it wasn't what Twitter considers a top tweet. The next version of the app will take this into account.

The next version of the app will also include a JSON summary in each report, making compiling pages like this easier.