Shadow banned

Have you noticed a sudden drop in your social media engagement? Have you stopped seeing your content in public feeds?

If so, you may have been shadow banned. 

Social media platforms have publicly denied the practice of shadow banning. But platforms have acknowledged that their algorithms impact what content is prioritized.

So while platforms may not officially shadow ban accounts, their algorithms could still be reducing public exposure to your content without informing you.

What does shadow banned mean?

Shadow banned means that your social content has been blocked or restricted in some capacity without you receiving any notice.

The concept of shadow banning gained popularity around 2018 when politically conservative account owners alleged they were being shadow banned

How to know if you’re shadow banned

How to prevent being shadow banned