President Trump tweeted about the platform “SHADOW BANNING” conservatives. Twitter clarified that a bug was making it impossible to search for specific accounts and the company says it is fixing it.

Posted on July 26, 2018, at 10:09 a.m. ET

President Trump said Thursday that Twitter was “SHADOW BANNING” prominent Republicans and hinted the government might investigate after Vice News reported the platform was limiting search results for conservatives but not liberals.

Twitter “SHADOW BANNING” prominent Republicans. Not good. We will look into this discriminatory and illegal practice at once! Many complaints.

So… what is going on? Here are some answers:

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Shadow-banning is the long-standing practice of making a user’s content appear only to the user who posted it, making them think they’re visible on a network though they’re…