Elon Musk says the former Twitter engaged in shadowbanning political candidates

On December 8, 2022, in a reply on Twitter, Elon Musk confirmed that political candidates had been subject to shadowbanning on pre-Musk platform.

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In response to being asked, “were any political candidates — either in the US or elsewhere — subject to shadowbanning while they were running for office or seeking re-election?”

Elon Musk responded “yes” to the inquiry.

In the replies, Austin Peterson, a former political candidate in the U.S., said he was “suspended the week of my federal primary in 2018. I ran as a Republican for US Senate.”

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