Elon Musk has announced that Twitter is currently working on a software update that will give you access to a tool that will make it clear if you’ve been hidden or banned. shadow lane English. The meaning of this term varies between platforms, but getting banned generally makes your posts invisible to other users or your profile hard to find without your knowledge, without warning you that you’ve been “punished”. According to the new boss, the upcoming tool will also explain why you were shadowbanned and give you instructions on how to appeal.
Twitter joins Instagram
Instagram just rolled out a similar feature with its latest update that lets you know if you’re currently blocked from recommendations. Currently, it can only show if you have been blocked from recommendations in Explore, feed and Wheelbut Instagram is working on expanding the tool so you can see if you’re blocked from appearing on “suggested accounts” as well.
Twitter is working on a software update that will show your true account status, so you’ll clearly know if you’ve been shadowbanned, why and how to appeal
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 9 December 2022
A feature announced after Twitter Files 2
Musk did not explain how Twitter will implement the feature, but he made the announcement shortly after Bari Weiss published part two of the “Twitter Files.” In the thread, Weiss said Twitter has used “visibility filtering,” which is apparently just another term for shadow banning, on some conservative figures. Musk tries to live up to his words during the Twitter takeover, calling himself a free speech absolute. After taking over Twitter, he began unbanning several controversial users, including former President Donald Trump.
The future of advertising
This change in course has scared away some of the platform’s advertisers, but some have already returned, notably Apple, which is the biggest contributor. And according to a new report from Reuters, Twitter is preparing to launch a set of ad controls in an effort to lure advertisers back to the site. These controls, which could be launched as early as next week, would allow companies to prevent their ads from appearing above or below tweets that contain the specific keywords they’ve chosen.
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