Is Twitter suppressing the hashtag #NeverTrump?
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.
I am pretty sure #NeverTrump is trending, just removed by Twitter. If you open it up, it is used more that the other trends. An observation.
— Renee Nal (@ReneeNal) February 29, 2016
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.
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?