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. The censored tweets are highlighted in red and purple. For instance, click the @who link below to see the tweets to them that were censored in several threads.

Note also that the app (so far) doesn't look for hidden tweets. Twitter lets people hide tweets they don't like; on one thread, @DrPanMD hid about 99% of the replies to him. The number of censored tweets might be higher if someone is in the habit of hiding tweets.

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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DateHandleNumber replies censoredNotes
02/20/2023@senangusking263 (51%)U.S. senator. Per TwitterFiles, even the Vijaya-era Twitter refused some of his many censorship requests
02/18/2023@redcross21 (62%)Red Cross
02/18/2023@peacecorps5 (83%)Peace Corps
02/18/2023@robbonta68 (60%)California A.G. Bonta (personal)
02/18/2023@sesameduckie1 (5%)From Sesame Street
02/18/2023@techreview16 (55%)MIT site, very pro-censorship
02/18/2023@sentoniatkins14 (70%)California state senator
02/18/2023@vprasadmdmph111 (18%)UCSF professor
02/18/2023@elex_michaelson130 (58%)Los Angeles TV host
02/18/2023@symbiotestudios15 (9%)Makes toys
02/18/2023@sciencemagazine8 (28%)magazine
02/18/2023@sesamestreet21 (26%)Sesame Street
02/18/2023@nufc67 (11%)Newcastle football club
02/18/2023@bigbird19 (5%)Cartoon character
02/18/2023@misterrogerssay24 (32%)Posts Mr. Rogers quotes
02/18/2023@cdcgov154 (56%)CDC
02/18/2023@us_fda25 (83%)FDA
02/18/2023@elmo37 (7%)Cartoon character
02/18/2023@eric_schmitt234 (30%)U.S. Senator
02/18/2023@majorleaguepb10 (40%)Pickleball
02/18/2023@theonion20 (25%)Satire site
02/18/2023@michelleinbklyn230 (57%)NYT blogger
02/18/2023@agrobbonta61 (52%)California A.G. Bonta (official)
02/18/2023@nasa260 (28%)NASA
02/18/2023@ambrice46104 (49%)'Official Account: White House Domestic Policy Advisor'
02/18/2023@3yearletterman65 (8%)Satire
02/17/2023@eff12 (30%)Electronic Frontier Foundation; refused to help with this project due to NIH Syndrome
02/17/2023@aclu97 (54%)Formerly anti-censorship NGO
02/17/2023@ken_rosenthal29 (10%)Baseball reporter
02/17/2023@andrewkirell52 (12%)Daily Beast blogger
02/17/2023@buster_espn8 (28%)Baseball reporter
02/17/2023@caulfieldtim150 (56%)Pro-censorship Canadian professor
02/17/2023@kylejglen7 (39%)Pro-censorship blogger
02/17/2023@marthastewart21 (40%)Lifestyle entrepreneur
02/17/2023@ashleyfeinberg47 (17%)ex-Slate/HuffPost blogger
02/17/2023@john__rosevear13 (12%)CNBC autos vlogger
02/17/2023@oliverdarcy159 (29%)CNN, very pro-censorship
02/17/2023@claudiatenney20 (34%)GOP Rep (NY-24)
02/17/2023@ncaabaseball13 (15%)College baseball
02/17/2023@austinfc7 (32%)Football team
02/17/2023@mls32 (21%)USA football league
02/17/2023@walmart22 (11%)Retailer
02/17/2023@phillies53 (8%)MLB team
02/17/2023@wwf15 (54%)NGO
02/17/2023@cubs29 (18%)MLB team
02/17/2023@lafc6 (8%)Football team
02/17/2023@dril69 (10%)Twitter celebrity
02/17/2023@pamelafessler14 (33%)Ex-NPR
02/17/2023@mlb107 (24%)MLB
02/17/2023@broderick9 (16%)Fired by Buzzfeed for plagiarism in 2020
02/17/2023@sparklingruby18 (17%)'AI & Social Media Analyst. TV/ Political Commentator'
02/17/2023@nationals8 (8%)MLB team
02/16/2023@mia_tretta53 (40%)Anti-gun activist
02/16/2023@senatorhassan36 (58%)U.S. senator
02/16/2023@miketrout83 (9%)Baseball player
02/16/2023@louisfarrakhan114 (18%)Religious leader
02/16/2023@ronwyden170 (43%)U.S. senator
02/16/2023@richardbspencer42 (26%)Alt-right activist
02/16/2023@leadermcconnell337 (22%)U.S. senator
02/16/2023@willsommer77 (15%)Daily Beast blogger
02/16/2023@nicolasmaduro482 (23%)President of Venezuela
02/16/2023@khamenei_ir391 (50%)Supreme leader of Iran
02/16/2023@faizsays79 (28%)Anti-Elon Musk Washington Post blogger
02/16/2023@senschumer436 (41%)U.S. senator
02/16/2023@senjackreed36 (61%)U.S. senator
02/16/2023@senjeffmerkley40 (35%)U.S. senator
02/16/2023@johncornyn140 (55%)U.S. senator
02/16/2023@studentsdemand36 (50%)Anti-gun activists
02/16/2023@pattymurray465 (52%)U.S. senator
02/16/2023@senatorshaheen57 (80%)U.S. senator
02/16/2023@senatorhick128 (45%)U.S. senator
02/11/2023@verajourova70 (55%)'Vice-President for Values and Transparency in the EU Commission', very pro-censorship
02/11/2023@lhfang122 (13%)TwitterFiles blogger
02/11/2023@bostonjoan54 (66%)Recently fired 'anti-disinfo' activist, very pro-censorship
02/11/2023@mzhemingway195 (32%)Rightwing blogger who falsely claims Twitter mostly censors U.S. conservatives
02/11/2023@drpanmd17 (20%)Very pro-censorship California state senator; blocks opponents or heavily hides their replies
02/11/2023@disinfoindex8 (100%)'The Global Disinformation Index', very pro-censorship
02/11/2023@bariweiss253 (35%)TwitterFiles blogger
02/11/2023@letsgomathias21 (17%)Supposed 'anti' fascist reporter, very pro-censorship
02/11/2023@davidzweig128 (27%)TwitterFiles blogger
02/11/2023@euvsdisinfo9 (75%)'EU East Stratcom Task Force', very pro-censorship
02/11/2023@who270 (52%)World Health Organization, very pro-censorship
02/11/2023@extspoxeu184 (42%)Peter Stano, 'Lead spokesperson for the external affairs of the EU', very pro-censorship
02/07/2023@mfa_china224 (37%)China's diplomacy spokesperson
02/07/2023@spokespersonchn125 (27%)China's 'Foreign Ministry Spokesperson'
02/07/2023@whyyoutouzhele118 (10%)Apparently a Chinese dissident, see 'The Twitter User Taking on the Chinese Government'
02/06/2023@china2asean97 (53%)'Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to ASEAN'
02/05/2023@govkristinoem79 (41%)Governor of South Dakota Kristi Noem (GOP)
02/05/2023@cagovernor230 (32%)Governor of California Gavin Newsom (Dem)
12/23/2022@larryelder73 (34%)Entertainer who lost to Newsom; falsely claims Twitter only censors conservatives
10/27/2022@karenbassla61 (47%)L.A. mayoral candidate
10/27/2022@rickcarusola39 (41%)L.A. mayoral candidate
11/12/2019@hassanrouhani175 (40%)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@mayorofla19 (53%)Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti. Few replies but a very high hidden ratio: 60% over 5 threads.
11/11/2019@medvedevrussiae82 (33%)Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev. 42% hidden replies over 5 threads.
11/11/2019@daniilmedwed25 (5%)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.
11/11/2019@rrd_davao58 (14%)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.
11/10/2019@target49 (22%)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.
11/10/2019@mattgaetz193 (40%)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.)
11/05/2019@peteforamerica216 (33%)34% avg censored over 5 threads
11/04/2019@marshablackburn175 (24%)As before, high % hidden (both critics and supporters).
11/03/2019@ajitpaifcc55 (41%)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'.)
11/03/2019@parscale201 (28%)As on previous pages, both liberals and conservatives replying to him are heavily censored.
03/16/2019@ajitpaifcc15 (30%)Fewer replies than before but a high percent hidden as before.
03/16/2019@parscale181 (6%)Many censored replies. As before, many are from liberals despite his claims that conservatives are most heavily impacted by censorship.
11/12/2018@tedlieu53Replies *from* him.
11/12/2018@prisonplanet209Replies *from* him. He's the author of a petition only opposing Twitter censorship of 'alternative voices', not all those they censor.
09/23/2018@juliaangwin7 (30%)mixed; she & 'The Markup' are funded by Craigslist to look into Big Tech
09/16/2018@iheartmindy48high % hidden. Most of the hidden are from her supporters, except on the thread where she complains about censorship
08/04/2018@anncoulter87high % hidden, many from her opponents
08/04/2018@liz_wheeler145high % hidden from both supporters and opponents
07/26/2018@mattgaetz145high % hidden, most from his opponents. He falsely claims Twitter mostly censors conservatives.
07/25/2018@realalexjones128high % hidden from both supporters and opponents
07/24/2018@prisonplanet175high % hidden from both supporters and opponents
07/16/2018@fcc19few replies, high % hidden
07/15/2018@target21few 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@parscale130high % hidden; he's complained about Twitter censoring conservatives yet Twitter is censoring both his supporters and opponents
07/13/2018@diamondandsilk76mixed; most replying to them and censored are supporters; they testified to Congress about social media censorship
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@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.)
05/15/2018@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)
05/09/2018@aclu31high % hidden, as before
05/02/2018@marshablackburn66high % hidden
04/28/2018@mileycyrus13>1500 replies
04/28/2018@davidhogg11120replies *from* him (self-replies removed). 2 replies were anomalously elevated
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@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
04/24/2018@aclu36few replies, high % hidden
04/24/2018@amnesty49few replies, high % 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@dloesch94NRA; ~20% avg hidden
04/23/2018@mesutozil10882almost no hidden in >800 replies
04/23/2018@stevenmnuchin154high % are hidden
04/23/2018@epascottpruitt161high % are hidden
04/23/2018@randpaul108~30% hidden on a couple of threads
04/23/2018@mariogoetze16some hidden (in German)
04/22/2018@sentomcotton106high % are hidden
04/22/2018@gopleader70high % are hidden, but one thread has no hidden
04/21/2018@jilliancyork2EFF; putting self-replies in hidden section will be fixed
04/19/2018@cathmckenna65CA env. minister; high % are hidden
04/19/2018@scottjenningsky3few replies

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.