U.S. President Donald Trump feels that Twitter is biased against Republicans.
Trump’s tweet read: “Twitter “SHADOW BANNING” prominent Republicans. Not good. We will look into this discriminatory and illegal practice at once! Many complaints.” Trump might be taking cue from a recent Vice News report that claims Twitter is limiting visibility of Republicans in its website’s auto-populated drop-down search box.
While declining to comment on Trump’s tweet, a spokesperson for Twitter told CNBC that the website does not 'shadowban, and that their "behavioral ranking doesn't make judgments based on political views or the substance of Tweets.”
Trump’s allegation aggravated Twitter’s pre-market losses to about -4%.