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Earlier this morning, GatewayPundit released an article that alleged Twitter has been censoring Donald Trump’s campaign tweets!

The post indicates that “Twitter deliberately “shadowbanned” (censored) 32 of Trump’s tweets, plus it deleted one other tweet.”  Censoring tweets, although not common, is something that Twitter has done in the past through the process of “shadowbanning.” Shadowbanning is “A practice used by some online community managers to block content added by spammers and Internet trolls, as well as other individuals whose interests do not coincide with the managers’.”

Twitter was alleged to have shadowbanned this tweet by Donald Trump about the battleground Florida election:

This is how it appeared the day of its posting:

trump-censoring

Although every other Trump tweet has thousands of likes and retweets, this post seems to be stagnant at just over 500 at the time of the posting. The GatewayPundit post implies that “the shadowbanned tweets are Trump’s Twitter effort to get his followers registered to vote, and to get people to request their absentee ballots in those BATTLEGROUND STATES!”

GatewayPundit also notes the following:

Twitter SHADOWBANNED the following October 3, 2016 Tweets. Here are the URL/web address for each one (take note that hardly anyone has re-tweeted or liked any of them):

1 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783101590299291648

2 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783101691105128448

3 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783101896869318656

4 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783101996777639936

5 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783102584458350592

6 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783102939015417856

7 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783103193546829826

8 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783103262333345792

9 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783103327764553728

10 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783103555058020352

11 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783103649006260224

12 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783103762256703488

13 “Trump is for Wisconsin, show Wisconsin is with Trump with this exclusive
Badger State campaign button. A perfect way to share both your”
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783118975240634372

14 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783107076327284737

15 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783107034375790592

16 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783106986095185920

17 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783106934941417472

18 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783106881292148736

19 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783106816607596544

20 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783106772613537792

21 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783106671723720704

22 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783106624302960640

23 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783106566903869440

24 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783106498314379264

25 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783106427925635072

26 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783106371478654976

27 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783106286590111744

28 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783106245947297793

29 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783106157275549696

30 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783106201403875329

31 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783106037700108288

32 https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783105928249737218

Twitter DELETED the following October 3, 2016 Tweet:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/783101384564482049

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