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Shadowban City: Why EVERY Twitter User Should Switch OFF Their Quality Filter

Twitter Quality Filter

The Twitter Quality Filter is an innocuous-looking selection in the Notifications tab of the site’s Settings suite. “Improves the quality of Tweets you’ll see”, it says. But that’s not all the Quality Filter does. What it actually does, is it shadowbans accounts that Twitter considers to be of low quality, within your personal space. That means when a “low quality” account follows you, you won’t see it in your followers list, and that could end up causing you problems.

Let’s say you’re followed by an account with views you find offensive. You want to block that account, right? Well, if you’ve left your Quality Filter in its default “on” state, and the offensive account does not meet Twitter’s quality threshold, you can’t block it, because you can’t see it in your Followers list. Continue reading Shadowban City: Why EVERY Twitter User Should Switch OFF Their Quality Filter

Tariffs: How to Con the 21st Century Pubilc

Tariffs in a nutshell

Con artistry is more prevalent in society than ever before. But unlike the way things were in the past, with scammers easily recognised and permanently on the run, most cons today are legal, and perpetrated by supposedly legitimate businesses. The line between scammers and “legal businesses with a modern approach” is often incredibly difficult to draw here in 2014. Continue reading Tariffs: How to Con the 21st Century Pubilc