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Both Facebook and Twitter deny that they “shadow ban” users and community pages like Turtleboy Sports Forever. A shadow ban is basically when they make it harder for people who have signed up to follow your page to find you. Turtle Boy Sports Forever Facebook page is virtually invisible. People who liked and followed our page can no longer find us. It doesn’t come up in their feeds. By fucking with their algorithms Facebook has the ability to pick and choose what you will see. This directly affects media outlets like Turtleboy Sports that make money off of ad revenue and partner with the social media monopoly.
But as we said, they deny that shadow banning is a thing. So we decided to test that out today. First we shared a blog we published this afternoon:
Fifty likes and 8 comments. Well below average for a Southbridge ratchet blog.
That was the control group. The variable group was us doing a post WITHOUT the link, and then posting the link in the comments instead. This is what happened:
Over 1,000 likes and hundreds of comments. Compare and contrast:
But please, tell me more about how Facebook doesn’t shadow ban. I’m not even gonna complain because it is what it is. We just call out liars when we see them. We will continue to use Facebook because we have a right to use Facebook, and it’s where everyone is at. We’ll just keep finding ways around their bullshit, and clearly today we figured out how to do that. Advantage turtle.