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What Happens When You Get Shadowbanned?

As promised in my previous post, let's see how shadowban works on each platform.

📌 Twitter

The platform said they don't "deliberately make people's content undiscoverable to everyone except the person who posted it."

But they "rank tweets and search results" to "address bad-faith actors." So, if Twitter thinks you're a spammer or a troll, its algorithm will penalize your content.

📌 Instagram

The platform's CEO has publicly claimed that "shadowbanning is not a thing," but like Twitter, that's not entirely true.

While your account might not be shadowbanned, the algorithm could still hide your Instagram posts.

Instagram's algorithm penalizes content it considers "inappropriate," even if the content doesn't go against the app's Community Guidelines.

📌 TikTok

TikTok uses algorithms to rank content. So, if you do something wrong, your account is less likely to appear on TikTok For You Page.

📌 Facebook

Undesirable content (like misleading information) may be less visible on Facebook or have a warning label.

Content that violates Facebook's Community Standards will be removed from the site.

📌 LinkedIn

If you violate LinkedIn's policies, they may "limit the visibility of certain content, or remove it entirely."

When posting on LinkedIn, engagement, and relevance are the top factors to keep in mind.

In the next post, I'll explain a few tricks you can use to find out if you've been shadowbanned or not.

🔔 As before, turn on notifications on my profile, and the platform will notify you when the next post comes out.

🗨 Or comment on this post, and I'll let you know.

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