On his blog, Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, explains how social media - particularly Twitter - 'throttles' news they don't want disseminated, or that offends against their particular world view. He calls it 'The Social Media Hive Mind'.
This morning I tweeted a link to a great video that describes in detail how Twitter “throttles” the tweets of any content that disagrees with their political views. The video describes how Twitter gives a fake message that some tweets are no longer available, to discourage you from clicking to them. The tweets still exist, and you can access them by directly clicking the links in the tweets, but most people would not think to do that.
If you don’t think that’s a real thing, here’s my tweet about the video. They did it to me. And this is common for my tweets about Trump or climate science. They throttle me to prevent them from going viral. And it only happens with certain types of content.
There's more at the link.
Scott links to this video, which explains things in more detail. LANGUAGE ALERT - it's very profane, with lots of four-letter words flying around. I almost decided not to embed it here, because I try to keep this blog family-friendly, but the subject's important enough that I decided to go ahead, albeit with a warning flag. I highly recommend watching this, to learn how social views are imposed and/or censored by most of the major media companies out there.
That's happening even more since President Trump's election. All the major social media companies, without any exception of which I'm aware, are doing this. That's one reason why my only social media account (apart from this blog) is at Gab, a recent startup which explicitly promises not to censor anything or anybody, leaving it up to the individual user to decide (and control) for themselves what they'd like to see or hear. For that reason, I recommend Gab as a Twitter replacement.