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Is Twitter suppressing the hashtag #NeverTrump?

Submitted by on February 28, 2016 – 9:42 pm EST8 Comments
Twitter via Mashable

Twitter via Mashable

The popular hashtag #NeverTrump was going solid for a good day, but eventually fizzled, like all hashtags do. But there seemed something suspicious – while it seemed that the hashtag was still going strong, it was no longer on the list of Twitter Trends.

So this author did a little experiment. Based on the results, #NeverTrump had more tweets in a ten minute period than the second and last trend on the United States Trends list. 

At exactly 8:20 P.M. Central Time, I pulled up the top United States trend on twitter: #Oscars.

Oscars1

Immediately after, I pulled up the hashtag: #NeverTrump, and the second highest trending hashtag, Charlize Theron, and for good measure, the bottom trend Sylvester Stallone.

Then I waited for about ten minutes and took a screenshot of the results starting at 8:30 P.M., in this order:

#NeverTrump = 339 new results

#Oscars: 378 new results

Charlize Theron: 337 new results

Sylvester Stallone = 61 new results

Perhaps Twitter gets bored of certain hashtags? Or perhaps Twitter just does not like the hashtag #NeverTrump. This is not a scientific study, by any stretch and the reader will have to trust the author since there is no time stamp.

However, I challenge anyone to give it a try.

What do you think?

 

8 Comments »

  • Beverly Griffin says:

    I agree. Too many red flags are popping up, and pointing straight back to the Don’s campaign antics. He is rich, powerful and influential, as he reminds us regularly. No doubt his tentacles, reach all the way to twitter. He has mastered the art of a new form of election subterfuge,’campaign cyber jihad’. Examples, planting moles on other candidates support groups, to promote Trump and run down the group’s candidate, in my case Ted Cruz. Some of his more unsavory activists, are David Duke’s gang. They are also turning up at other candidates events, and bullying the candidate’s supporters. Birds of a feather flock together.

  • OH PLEASE says:

    THATS COMPLETE HOGWASH!!! IT FIZZLED BECAUSE IT DID!!! IF U THINK TWTR WOULD HELP THE RIGHT YOU MUST BE INSANE. FEW PEOPLE SEE TRUMP LIKE YOU FOLKS, THANK GOD. NOT PERFECT, BUT NOT ILLEGAL!!! CRUZ CANADIAN, CUBAN FATHER, RUBIO PURE ANCHOR BABY. IT SEEMS U CONSTITUTIONALISTS HAVE NOT READ OR UNDERSTOOD THE MEANING OF IT. OH WAIT.. TIL BARRYS CORRUPT COURT MISINTERPRETS IT FOR U. YOU WOULD SELL OUT THE CONSTITUTION AND THE COUNTRY, FOR A TREND BY JEALOUS MEN WHO DESPISE THE ALPHA MALE. – TOO MANY TO COUNT. SAD U SELL US OUT FOR OBAMAS CHOICES. THINK ABOUT IT. HE WANTS ILLEGALS TO WIN, TO COVER THE FACT THAT HE HIMSELF WAS NOT LEGIT, WHICH MAKES HIS LAWS THAT ENSLAVED US, NOT LEGIT. ***UNLESS U PUT ANOTHER ILLEGAL IN THE OVAL. THEN HIS UNJUST LAWS CAN NEVER *** BE VOIDED, IS IT WORTH YOUR EGOS, OR STUPID HASHTAG FAME..? SERIOUSLY??!! NEVER TRUMP WAS STARTED BY BARRYS PAID TROLLS AND PROMOTED AFTER BY MORONS!! AND FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO ELECT HILLARY.

  • Leland Fox says:

    I found the twitter site earlier today. I was curious as to why there was no way to follow it. Now I know.

  • Kauf Buch says:

    The Democrats thank you for your efforts.

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