Monday, May 8, 2017

How I Let Twitter Know I'm Tough

Over at Justin Raimondo reports he is being censored.

Apparently many people who go to this April 24 tweet by Justin:

See this:

Israel built a wall -- and America paid for it. But that's different.
This media may contain sensitive material. Learn more

So I went to the tweet via my twitter account @wenzeleconomics and saw the full tweet. Hey, Twitter knows I can handle the tough stuff, cool! But I wondered what would happen if I went to the tweet page via a Google incognito page, sure enough, when Twitter didn't know it was me it showed me
the censored version.

I followed the "learn more" link and this appeared:
How to control whether you see sensitive media in Tweets
You can choose to view media in Tweets that may contain sensitive content without a warning. If you are concerned about viewing sensitive content, you should keep your default settings. Your default settings hide media in Tweets that have been marked as potentially sensitive.


Log in to Twitter and go to your Privacy and safety settings
Look for Tweet media section and check the box next to Display media that may contain sensitive content.
Save your settings at the bottom of the page.

From Twitter for iOS

Adjust your Tweet media settings by logging in to and using the From instructions above.

From Twitter for Android

In the top menu, you will either see a navigation menu icon  or your profile icon. Tap whichever icon you have, and select Settings.
Tap Privacy and safety.
Under Safety, check the box next to Show me sensitive media.
So apparently the censored version is the default version and I must have told Twitter when I opened my account that I can handle the tough stuff---like Justin Raimondo tweets.


1 comment:

  1. Incognito is a function of the Chrome operating system, I think. Not Google.