No, Twitter isn’t removing Likes from conservative Tweets, it's having issues globally right now

No, Twitter isn’t removing Likes from conservative Tweets, it's having issues globally right now
If you’ve experienced some weirdness going on on Twitter the past day or two, you’re not alone. Reports of missing Likes and other unusual behavior have started showing up and naturally, people aren’t happy, SlashGear noticed.

Some immediately thought that what they’re seeing is just Twitter’s next move to subdue the voices of conservatives on the platform, a group with which the social network has been at odds for a while.

One of the first to speak up was author Ann Coulter with the following Tweet:


Some went even further with the accusations, like @StopMSMLies:
 

Sadly, as it’s often the case, reality is far more boring than we want it to be. Twitter’s official support account announced that there are issues with users all over the world and is working to fix them as soon as possible.
 

Apparently, the problems are affecting Likes, Retweets and notifications. The abnormal behavior of Twitter isn’t affecting everyone but there’s no information about exactly what is triggering the disappearance of Likes in certain profiles. 

Hopefully, the issues will be resolved soon and people will get back to arguing about their usual topics.

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18 Comments

1. AbhiD

Posts: 602; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Only that most people suffering from so called Twitter glitch are RW/conservatives only. While leftists/liberals remain largely unaffected by it

5. TheOracle1

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 04, 2015

Here's an idea, start your own right-wing version of Twitter! In the unlikely event that it's successful I congratulate you in advance. If it fails miserably then maybe your warped view of the world isn't very popular. It's called free enterprise by the way. You can use/buy it if you want, no one is forcing you.

6. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Oh look, a genius.... There is one and you jerks are hell-bent on shutting it down for perceived "transgressions". See.... GAB... So please STFU with your partisan BS. I've seen at least a dozen Libertarians in the circles I deal with that have been temp banned or perm banned for saying far less bad things that Kathy Griffin does on a daily basis. GAB was supposed to be that alternative and you morons feel the need to shut it down because.... free speech is a bad thing in some circles of hell.. So screw you, dick.

7. TheOracle1

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 04, 2015

Hmmm. The word snowflake comes to mind reading your diatribe. Why are you so butt hurt? Is it because you Trumptards aren't allowed to f*ck your sisters any more? Or is it the meth wearing off? If Liberals are Libtards does that mean Republicans are Retards? Just asking! Lol

8. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I get you are a complete moron, but I'm not a "Trumptard". But it's funny that you want to talk incest, when it is your actual party that seems to be the most ok with it, given you actually have a rep out of MN that married her brother..... But clearly you aren't smart enough to realize when you are being lied too......

10. TheOracle1

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 04, 2015

Ok you're not a Trumptard. I apologize. You must be a Retard then. Lol

12. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Cute, you are proven wrong, but you are completely incapable or recognizing it.

9. rouyal

Posts: 1567; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

So should conservatives tell liberals: Here’s an idea, start your own country if you don’t like our laws!

11. TheOracle1

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 04, 2015

It doesn't work like that Einstein. Laws apply to everyone in a country (except Trump of course). Ideas and companies belong to individual(s) and they can do with them as they please. Now go back to watching Infowars and Faux so you can liquify your pea brain even further.

13. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Dude, read your own words. You seriously sound like an unhinged parrot. Maybe you should turn off the cable news and read a book (or a hundred) and realize that this partisan non-sense needs to stop.

14. TheOracle1

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 04, 2015

My differences with the right-wing nut jobs that have taken over the Republican party are on policy positions. I'm very much a centrist with some of my views being conservative and others liberal. Unfortunately the extremist wing of the Republican party has taken over in the form of the Freedom Caucus, Stephen Millers and Steve Bannons (Trump is only an opportunistic idealogue of convenience) with their racist and divisive politics. They are more of a threat to America than any other entity right now. So no, I'm not Partisan. I just vociferously disagree with conservatives right now.

15. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

What the hell is a "centrist" anyway? You both feel the need to use the government to force others to execute your will.... There is no difference between your "side" and the right. You just both look to steal different kinds of liberties. Where they right wants to regulate the bedroom, the left wants to regulate my paycheck. Where the left wants to control business, the right wants to control religion. So please stop pretending that either side is some how magically more moral than the other. Also, it's ironic that you claim X side is more racist/divisive than the other, when Y side has had a few more "racism" related scandals as of late. But I get I'm talking to a brick wall, so enjoy your thought bubble.

16. TheOracle1

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 04, 2015

Reading is clearly not your strong suit. I use the word centrist descriptively for lack of a better term. I agree and disagree with policies from both sides. And please spare me what you think racism is. I'm a minority so you can shove your definition up your conceited a$$. Racist acts and racist policies are two different things.

17. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

It's cute you have to go there, considering I'm not the "white male" you think I am. Racist acts and policies are the same damn thing. That being said, other than the stupid wall, which I disagree with on the eminent domain side, what specific racist policies are we talking about? You can't claim a "wall" is racist. Is it stupid, wasteful, useless, sure..... But racist is not an adjective that applies. Finally, centrist isn't a lack of a better term, there are at least a half dozen other descriptors that could have been used. I'm, as stated before, an anarchist that could tolerate a libertarian society. I choose freedom above all else.

18. TheOracle1

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 04, 2015

Racist acts (such calling someone the N-word) are completely different to racist policies which are enshrined in law. Immigration policy (not the wall) as espoused by the likes of the creep Stephen Miller and voter suppression are two that immediately spring to mind. I choose to use the word centrist as I feel it reflects my positions. You can use whatever you want but don't tell me how to describe myself.

2. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Anarchists here, but I find it laughable that you need to show your bias by even stating in the headline this isn't only "affecting conservatives". Know twitter, they probably hit a few other accounts that were well liked just so they can deflect attention for the actual acts they are doing.

3. cmdacos

Posts: 3871; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

It's probably from bots being removed.

4. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

No. They have a war on dissenting opinions right now. Obviously my opinion isn't even close to that of the "conservatives", but if you dare say anything toward a slightly center of communist, you get banned for 12/24/168 hours. I'm all but done with the stupid site. Also, there are ignorant a-holes who call anyone that they disagree with a nazi (Search Talib Green) and will harass through a block, but they refuse to do anything to this person because he has a "blue check". Note: This didn't happen to me, I just know of people who have had it.

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