What is shadow ban? Cardi B asks for unblock promising no more 'suckin or f**kin, fans say ‘Twitter knows better’

The term first came into the limelight when Donald Trump in 2018 had spoken about Twitter shadow banning prominent Republicans


                            What is shadow ban? Cardi B asks for unblock promising no more 'suckin or f**kin, fans say ‘Twitter knows better’
Cardi B performs onstage on January 31, 2020, in Miami, Florida (Getty Images)

Cardi B, who never shies away from calling a spade a spade, has landed in trouble on social media on several occasions, especially due to her foul language. The ‘WAP’ hitmaker, who stays very active on Twitter, keeps her massive fan base entertained with her hilarious and sometimes foul-mouthed tweets and keeping in mind the same the micro-blogging site shadow-banned her in 2020. She has also used the platform to address several controversies.

Cardi B and the curious case of shadow banning

Cardi B attends "The Road to F9" Global Fan Extravaganza at Maurice A. Ferre Park on January 31, 2020, in Miami, Florida (Getty Images)

It looks like the 28-year-old female emcee got tired of getting shadow-banned on Twitter and keeping in mind the same, she took to Twitter most recently to request them for the unblock.

Posting her tweet to 16 million followers, she stated, “Twitter release me from twitter shadowban!!! I won’t talk about suckin and f**kin nomore. I promise that was 2020 behavior!” This is also not the first time when the Grammy award-winning rapper was shadow-banned on Twitter.

In December 2020, Cardi B had posted a tweet concerned with the same. “Why am I still shadow banned? I haven’t been talkin bout d**k like that.” Not only Twitter but Instagram did the same to the loud-mouthed artiste. In 2019, she had tweeted, “Instagram unshadow ban me or I shall take my talents to MySpace.”



 

 



 

 



 

 

How did the Internet react?

Cardi B attends Rihanna's 5th Annual Diamond Ball Benefitting The Clara Lionel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street on September 12, 2019, in New York City (Getty Images)

The Internet was quick to react to Cardi B’s request where a lot of social media users made fun of how no one is going to believe her. Speaking on the same lines, one user posted, “You say this now but next week when you tell us you did the splits on offset.” Another tweeted, “Twitter knows better they know by next week it’ll be 2020 cardi behavior again.”

One user added, “But how can they do that to u when twitter is basically pornhub nowadays like... make it make sense.” One individual asserted, “No one is going to believe you.” One person said, “Just remember your actions reflects and comes back to haunt your children.” Another added, “Suprising ! The day u gonna stop talking of f**kin' , s***kin' gonna be the day u turn cold.”



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

What is Twitter shadow ban?

The Twitter logo (Getty Images)

Shadow banning, also called stealth banning, ghost banning or comment ghosting, is the act of blocking or partially blocking a user or their content from an online community so that it will not be readily apparent to the user that they have been banned. If we talk about a Twitter shadow ban, the term first came into limelight when Donald Trump in 2018 had said about Twitter “shadow banning” prominent Republicans.

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



 

Reverting to this, Twitter had passed an official statement which said, “We do not shadow ban. You are always able to see the tweets from accounts you follow (although you may have to do more work to find them, like go directly to their profile). And we certainly don’t shadow ban based on political viewpoints or ideology.” However, according to multiple reports, Twitter updated its terms and services in 2020 and indirectly confirmed that it does shadow ban users on its platform.

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