Trump funding appeal apparently being shadow-banned on Twitter

Trump funding appeal apparently being shadow-banned on Twitter

Jim Hoft picked this up at Gateway Pundit.  I just tried it for myself and got the same result.  (It’s about 4 PM PDT/7 PM EDT as I prepare this.)

Trump sent the tweet asking for campaign donations, and announcing that he would match them, on 28 July at 11:18 PM EDT (8:18 PM PDT.  As I’ve outlined before, Twitter shows the time of a tweet in the time zone it associates with YOUR account, not the tweeter’s.  That’s why the tweet looks like it was in the 10:00 PM hour to Jim, in the Central time zone, but shows the 8:00 PM hour for my account, and may show something different for you).

I have a screen-cap of the tweet below, in case this doesn’t come up for you.  But let me warn you: trying to click through to the individual tweet from Jim’s post ended up sending me to some unrelated advertising site — which tried to load something on Flash Player for awhile, and then blocked me from the tweet.  I had to open the tweet in an incognito window in order to get through to it.

Trump tweet

I took the precaution of accessing the Trump tweet stream the same way.  His 28 July tweet for campaign donations should show up between the two tweets indicated on the screen cap.

(Screen-cap; author annotation)
(Screen-cap; author annotation)

But it’s not there.

If you’re wondering whether Twitter is cool with the platform being used to raise money for political campaigns, the answer is yes.  In fact, Twitter encourages it.

(Screen-cap by author.)
(Screen-cap by author.)

 

J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer is a retired Naval Intelligence officer who lives in Southern California, blogging as The Optimistic Conservative for domestic tranquility and world peace. Her articles have appeared at Hot Air, Commentary’s Contentions, Patheos, The Daily Caller, The Jewish Press, and The Weekly Standard.


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