James O’Keefe: Twitter’s Censorship Algorithm Targets ‘Breitbart Audience’ Breitbart ^ | 15 Jan 2018 | Robert Kraychik Posted on 1/16/2018, 9:22:47 AM by Texas Fossil Twitter’s algorithms for political censorship target language and images — such as “America” and the American flag — associated with Breitbart News’s audience, said Project Veritas President James O’Keefe on Monday.

James O’Keefe: Twitter’s Censorship Algorithm Targets ‘Breitbart Audience’
Breitbart ^ | 15 Jan 2018 | Robert Kraychik

Posted on 1/16/2018, 9:22:47 AM by Texas Fossil

Twitter’s algorithms for political censorship target language and images — such as “America” and the American flag — associated with Breitbart News’s audience, said Project Veritas President James O’Keefe on Monday.

O’Keefe’s remarks on Twitter came during a SiriusXM Breitbart News Tonight interview with Breitbart News’s Senior Editors-at-Large Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak.

Censorial algorithms at Twitter, said O’Keefe, associate certain terms and sentiments with automated behaviors in an ostensible effort to silence bots across the platform: “[Twitter has] an algorithm that finds correlative words associated with people like the Breitbart audience. So if you post about guns, if you like the American flag, if you use the word ‘America,’ if you are a self-described ‘redneck,’ they actually target these people. These are not racists, or white supremacists, or Nazis — these are just moderate conservative ideas.”

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