ATLANTA, GA / ACCESSWIRE / October 30, 2018 / Findit, Inc. (OTC PINK: FDIT) a Nevada Corporation offers insight into how Facebook (FB), Instagram, Twitter (TWTR), and Google (GOOG) shadow-ban users and how Findit provides a alternative called the first amendment to that secretive style of censorship.
Shadow-banning is the idea of making the shadow-banned user believe their public posts are still visible, while in reality, the posts are either invisible or have greatly reduced visibility (i.e. they can only be seen by the user’s followers). Wikipedia defines shadow-banning as a partial block of a certain user’s content without the user’s consent or knowledge that it has happened.
Part of the reason social media sites shadow-ban users is because they have determined that the user violated their rules in some way. The issue is that the user doesn’t have a chance to modify their behavior or online activity to comply. Again, most users have zero idea they’ve been censored – and it happens a lot more frequently than you’d think.
Shadow-banning occurs outside of social media as well. In fact, 90% of all search queries go through Google. They have shown a willingness to give weight to certain links, what results are displayed, and what content gets blocked, removed, omitted, and most significantly, depreciated by its moderators and algorithms. In effect, the shadow-banned user’s revenue and their marketing reach can be severely impacted by something they have no control over or recourse to respond to. This means they’ll be spending the same amount of time and energy on these sites only to be left wondering why they’re not seeing the same returns.
Some evidence you’ve been shadow-banned can come in the form of significant loss of engagement (less likes, shares, follows, reactions) because it indicates your content is simply not being seen. Certain articles and experts will claim that their are ways to reset shadow-bans like staying off the site for three days or not following any other users for a set amount of time (if you’ve possibly been shadow-banned for bot-like behavior). But again, there’s no way to know for certain you’ve been shadow-banned.
For companies and individuals whose livelihood depends on social media and online presence, this stealth censorship poses an enormous problem. However, there is a solution. Instead of trying to reset the stealth ban on platforms that have made the decision to use these types of methods to censor users, migrate to new ones that simply don’t impose shadow-bans at all.
Peter Tosto stated, ”A lot of members on these sites put a tremendous amount of effort into building their brand. Imagine you have a loyal following but the site you are on is biased of your opinion and as a result prevents others from seeing what you have been working so hard to get in front of people ie. your message. Or even worse you spend years building up a following and all of sudden your content is deleted. Findit believes in letting our members put the content on their Findit pages the same way you would your own website. People are setting up Wix and WordPress sites that can cost thousands of dollars to build and maintain. They then SEO the site and spend hours upon hours sharing posts on social networking sites in hopes of pulling people from their posts to their website. Imagine all of that effort being wasted because the sites you are posting to don’t agree with your view on a specific topic. That is what we are finding out is happening. We think people ought to have the option to post what they want, and people can have the option to view it and share it, if they want, or block it. No one is making anyone do anything they don’t want to, people after all have free will.”
Findit is emerging as a key player for helping brands and individuals increase their online visibility. Part of the reason for this, is that their members don’t have to worry about being censored for their opinions or for how they’re using the platform (outside of obvious terroristic threats and pornography). On Findit, no member is going to be turned into a virtual ghost. Findit is free to join and offers paid for services.
About Findit, Inc.
Findit, Inc., (OTC PINK: FDIT) owns Findit.com which is a Social Media Content Management Platform that provides an interactive search engine for all content posted in Findit to appear in Findit search. The site is an open platform that provides access to Google, Yahoo, Bing and other search engines access to its content posted to Findit so it can be indexed in these search engines as well. Findit provides Members the ability to post, share and manage their content. Once they have posted in Findit, we ensure the content gets indexed in Findit Search results. Findit provides an option for anyone to submit URLs that they want indexed in Findit search result, along with posting status updates through Findit Right Now. Status Updates posted in Findit can be crawled by outside search engines which can result in additional organic indexing. All posts on Findit can be shared to other social and bookmarking sites by members and non-members. Findit provides Real Estate Agents the ability to create their own Findit Site where they can pull in their listing and others through their IDX account. Findit offers News and Press Release Distribution. Findit, Inc., is focused on the development of monetized Internet-based web products that can provide an increased brand awareness of our members. Findit, Inc., trades under the stock symbol FDIT on the OTCPinksheets.