Breitbart News reports that Twitter appears to be suppressing the results of video searches for the name of Italy’s new Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, making it harder for users of the platform to discover her speeches.
This comes after a clip of a 2019 speech from Meloni went viral across multiple platforms. In the speech, she condemns globalist capital for waging war on the family, religion, gender identity, and national identity.
The suppression is similar to other forms of shadowbanning by Twitter, which are aimed at making it harder to find and engage with content on the platform.
There appears to be a concerted effort in Silicon Valley to slow the spread of Meloni’s 2019 speech, which has electrified conservatives across the world after her win. Google-owned YouTube shut down a video of the same speech for nearly 12 hours earlier this week, later restoring it and claiming it was a “mistake” — a mistake that cut off momentum for the clip just as it was going viral.
Twitter may be the platform where the clip has spread the most. One tweet with the clip amassed over 60,000 retweets and over 200,000 likes before Twitter shut down video searches for the Italian PM’s name.