Shadow banning is where a user is not blocked, but their content is blocked so that nobody can read anything they have produced. It is a way of banning without actually banning. Online platforms are protected from any responsibility of shadowbanning by section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
- The Section 230 Illusion
- 'Project Veritas' Hidden Camera: Twitter And Reddit Use "Shadow Ban" Algorithms to Censor Political Opinions
- Mainwaring, Doug (January 12, 2018). ‘Shadow banning’: How Twitter secretly censors conservatives without them even knowing it. LifeSiteNews. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
- Nash, Charlie (January 11, 2018). Twitter Engineer Admits to Banning Accounts that Express Interest in God, Guns, and America. Breitbart News. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
- Twitter Censorship: What Is Shadow Banning?, by Lucas Nolan at Breitbart News