Actor James Woods is back on Twitter, but he think he’s being censored.
Woods, one of a handful of vocal conservatives from Hollywood, tweeted Wednesday that he has been getting “so many reports” from his followers saying his posts were not showing up on their timelines.
“We know Twitter is doing everything it can to strangle conservative voices,” Woods said. “After the midterms the President will no doubt focus on social media, so #VoteGOP.”
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I am getting so many reports from you on @Twitter and through DM’s that my tweets aren’t being posted on your timelines. We know @Twitter is doing everything it can to strangle conservative voices. After the #midterms the President will no doubt focus on social media, so #VoteGOP— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 10, 2018
Woods, whose was locked out of his account was last month by the company after it said one of his tweets violated platform rules, is often outspoken about his conservative political views.
In recent months, a number of conservatives, including lawmakers, have alleged Twitter had been "shadow banning" them — limiting or blocking the visibility of their posts. In July, Twitter discovered that hundreds of thousands of Republican and Democratic weren't appearing as automatic suggestions in account searches. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey claimed the issue was resolved within 24 hours and that the affected lawmakers gained followers during the affected period and maintains that his company does not "shadow ban."
In a statement, a Twitter spokesperson told the Washington Examiner the company "certainly don’t make decisions based on political viewpoints or ideology."
"We do rank tweets and search results," Liz Kelley said. "We do this because Twitter is most useful when it’s immediately relevant. These ranking models take many signals into consideration to best organize tweets for timely relevance. We must also address bad-faith actors who intend to manipulate or detract from healthy conversation."
President Trump has said it is “very dangerous” when giant tech companies self-regulate content on their sites.