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. The censored tweets are highlighted in red and purple. For instance, click the @mattgaetz link below to the tweets to him that were censored in several threads..
For a more detailed description of the reports and the application that produced them, see this post.. As discussed there, threads with over 190 replies or so show no hidden because Twitter doesn't show the hidden tweets at all; such threads will be deleted from more recent reports. See the first link on this page to download the application that produced these reports, for a related discussion, and for the source code of the application.
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|Date||Handle||Number replies censored||Notes|
|11/12/2019||@hassanrouhani||175||President of Iran. 48% of the replies to him over 4 threads are hidden (not counting 1 thread with no hidden but with only 35% available). Note: this had the same misidentification problem and only that was corrected, see below.|
|11/11/2019||@rrd_davao||58||Whether actually Rodrigo Duterte or not, people reply to him as if he was. 33% of the replies to him are hidden over 3 (older) threads.|
|11/11/2019||@mayorofla||19||Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti. Few replies but a very high hidden ratio: 60% over 5 threads.|
|11/11/2019||@medvedevrussiae||82||Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev. 42% hidden replies over 5 threads.|
|11/11/2019||@daniilmedwed||25||Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev. 6% hidden replies over 5 threads (one of which only has 44% available). Why the @misterjonesmtl reply was declared 'AbusiveQuality' illustrates yet again how hugely flawed Twitter's algorithm is.|
|11/10/2019||@mattgaetz||193||63% hidden on one thread, many from his opponents despite his false claims about what Twitter does. (Note: the report was originally misidentified as of gatewaypundit but that was changed; no other changes were made. That issue will be fixed in an upcoming version of the app.)|
|11/10/2019||@target||49||Avg 21% hidden over 5 threads. Some of the censored tweets are customer complaints. Note that a tweet using the common phrase 'it won’t kill you' was declared 'AbusiveQuality' by Twitter's hugely flawed ranking algorithm.|
|11/05/2019||@peteforamerica||216||34% avg censored over 5 threads|
|11/04/2019||@marshablackburn||175||As before, high % hidden (both critics and supporters).|
|11/03/2019||@parscale||201||As on previous pages, both liberals and conservatives replying to him are heavily censored.|
|11/03/2019||@ajitpaifcc||55||On a recent tweet where he got many replies, his opponents are heavily censored. (Note: This report was created using v2.0.1a of the app. This and all later reports use the 2.0 version that works with 'New Twitter'.)|
|03/16/2019||@parscale||181||Many censored replies. As before, many are from liberals despite his claims that conservatives are most heavily impacted by censorship.|
|03/16/2019||@ajitpaifcc||15||Fewer replies than before but a high percent hidden as before.|
|11/12/2018||@prisonplanet||209||Replies *from* him. He's the author of a petition only opposing Twitter censorship of 'alternative voices', not all those they censor.|
|11/12/2018||@tedlieu||53||Replies *from* him.|
|09/23/2018||@juliaangwin||7||mixed; she & 'The Markup' are funded by Craigslist to look into Big Tech|
|09/16/2018||@iheartmindy||48||high % hidden. Most of the hidden are from her supporters, except on the thread where she complains about censorship|
|08/04/2018||@anncoulter||87||high % hidden, many from her opponents|
|08/04/2018||@liz_wheeler||145||high % hidden from both supporters and opponents|
|07/26/2018||@mattgaetz||145||high % hidden, most from his opponents. He falsely claims Twitter mostly censors conservatives.|
|07/25/2018||@realalexjones||128||high % hidden from both supporters and opponents|
|07/24/2018||@prisonplanet||175||high % hidden from both supporters and opponents|
|07/16/2018||@fcc||19||few replies, high % hidden|
|07/15/2018||@target||21||few replies, some hidden. Note the different treatments of the @cam_and_geeg tweets. The hidden @asktarget tweet is probably because it was a reply to a hidden tweet.|
|07/13/2018||@parscale||130||high % hidden; he's complained about Twitter censoring conservatives yet Twitter is censoring both his supporters and opponents|
|07/13/2018||@diamondandsilk||76||mixed; most replying to them and censored are supporters; they testified to Congress about social media censorship|
|06/14/2018||@kimdotcom||63||high % hidden|
|05/26/2018||@stevekingia||257||high % hidden|
|05/25/2018||@gopchairwoman||248||high % hidden; vast majority censored are liberals; she's complained about Twitter censoring conservatives|
|05/21/2018||@statedeptspox||70||high % hidden|
|05/17/2018||@stevedaines||17||few replies, many hidden; ACLU of MT contacted him about blocking users|
|05/17/2018||@sendougjones||28||few replies; 14% & 24% hidden on pro-Net Neutrality tweets|
|05/15/2018||@frankbruni||5||few 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||@willoremus||39||few 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.)|
|05/15/2018||@alexborstein||8||few 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)|
|05/09/2018||@aclu||31||high % hidden, as before|
|05/02/2018||@marshablackburn||66||high % hidden|
|04/28/2018||@davidhogg111||20||replies *from* him (self-replies removed). 2 replies were anomalously elevated|
|04/27/2018||@repjerrynadler||27||high % hidden; compare his comments on social media censorship: bit.ly/2JvPega|
|04/26/2018||@narendramodi||1||1 hidden in >1000 replies|
|04/25/2018||@ajitpaifcc||174||few replies but one of highest % hidden|
|04/24/2018||@benshapiro||67||2 threads w/ >200 replies have none hidden; others have 12% to 36% hidden|
|04/24/2018||@amnesty||49||few replies, high % hidden|
|04/24/2018||@aclu||36||few replies, high % hidden|
|04/24/2018||@nancypelosi||70||mixed; 8% & no hidden on threads with 202 replies|
|04/23/2018||@jayrosen_nyu||67||high % hidden in some threads|
|04/23/2018||@randpaul||108||~30% hidden on a couple of threads|
|04/23/2018||@stevenmnuchin1||54||high % are hidden|
|04/23/2018||@dloesch||94||NRA; ~20% avg hidden|
|04/23/2018||@mariogoetze||16||some hidden (in German)|
|04/23/2018||@epascottpruitt||161||high % are hidden|
|04/23/2018||@jessicavalenti||60||high % are hidden; many others who would replied have probably been blocked|
|04/23/2018||@laurenduca||57||20% censored on an anti-censorship thread|
|04/23/2018||@mesutozil1088||2||almost no hidden in >800 replies|
|04/22/2018||@gopleader||70||high % are hidden, but one thread has no hidden|
|04/22/2018||@sentomcotton||106||high % are hidden|
|04/21/2018||@jilliancyork||2||EFF; putting self-replies in hidden section will be fixed|
|04/19/2018||@cathmckenna||65||CA env. minister; high % are hidden|
|04/18/2018||@jackkingston||57||high % hidden|
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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.