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Twitter Shadowban Check and How To Fix Quickly


Most social media networks have started limiting the accounts of users who violate its terms of service. This penalty which is now referred to as shadow banning has affected many users who engage in any behaviour that might violate its rules. If you get a twitter shadowban your followers may stop seeing your posts and this can be quite bad for business especially if you use a site like LinkedIn to get sales leads for your business. Unfortunately, the platforms do not provide a lot of information about this limiting penalty therefore you might not know if your account is affected or how to fix the issue.

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The Twitter Shadowban Process

Shadow banning as a term refers to banning an account from an online community. It is also known as stealth banning or ghost banning and affects accounts that are found to be in violation of the rules and terms of service used to regulate the online community.

Twitter has rolled out stealth banning by cranking up its algorithm. Therefore, if your tweet gets 100 replies, you might only be able to see about 10 of them – with the rest showing up as shadow banned tweets. This social media platform bases its bans based on user reports. It works through AI (artificial intelligence) learning about the things that get other users to mute or block an account.

For instance, if people who are pro-global warming decide to block any global warming dissenting account, then the shadow banning AI will affect the latter. By so doing, dissent will be censored on Twitter.
On the other hand, shadow banning also hides hash tags searches for the affected users/accounts. Therefore, if Twitter shadow bans your account, your tweets might show up under particular hashtags but other users might not be able to see them.


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How to Check if Your Account Has Been Shadow Banned on Twitter

To find out whether you have been affected by a shadow ban on Twitter use our free Twitter Shadow Ban testing tool. You can also log into the platform through a different account and check whether your account shows up under any of the hashtags you have been using.

You can also check from your account. If you are experiencing a ban, you won’t be able to see your recent photos in the Most Recent grid because Twitter will shroud them in invisibility from everyone except your followers. This might prove annoying, especially if you try to engage with and reach a large audience.

Other signs that your might have been shadow banned include:
– Any mention you make will not trigger notifications
– Your account will not show up in the search feature
– Your replies will not appear in threads and conversations
– Your tweets might be hidden from some of your followers to limit your influence
– Your tweets might sometimes show up with the “unavailable at this time” label

5 Possible Fixes To Rectify A Twitter Shadowban

You should be using white listed twitter automation tools, but before learning how to correct your shadow ban on Twitter, you might first want to take some preventative measures to protect your account.

Consider the following:
– Assess and monitor your online behavior
– Avoid using automated websites and apps
– Learn how to identify dangerous websites and apps
– Learn how to spot and avoid banned hashtags

If Twitter already shadow banned you, there are several fixes you can use to correct the issue. Below are the top 5 fixes:
a) Never use bots
b) Don’t post too much on Twitter
c) Report to Twitter whenever you have a problem with your account
d) Occasionally take a break from using your account
e) Use comments, messages, and posts to prove your innocence to Twitter

Using the fixes above will ensure that Twitter lifts the shadow ban on your account. Try them out today, and continue using this social media platform according to their terms of service and you shouldn’t have another similar altercation in the future.

Which Automation Tools Are Safe To Use?

We have covered this extensively in our post here about the safest twitter automation tools.

7 thoughts on “Twitter Shadowban Check and How To Fix Quickly”

  1. Kimberly says:

    I believe my account is shadow banned and I can’t for the life of me figure out why.

    Question: how does one contact Twitter over this.

    Also you said use comments and messages to prove innocence, can you give examples of this?

    1. Isaac King says:

      Hey Kimberly, You can get in touch with Twitter through their Help Center. In terms of using comments and messages to prove innocence, it is all about engaging with your existing followers a lot more than you currently do. This will show that you are active on the network.
      Hope that helps 🙂

  2. Teal Rose says:

    Ok, so when major music industry awards are decided by which artist gets the most vote tweets, and one artist’s fans get all the major fan accounts of another artist shadowbanned by blocking us, and the whole point of the exercise is to tweet as many votes as possible…. being locked out for tweeting a lot seems to be a bit counter-productive here.
    I and a bunch of my mutuals and a bunch of their mutuals are all running multiple accounts trying to get our own vote count up, not using any more sophisticated automation than copy and paste, retweet and scroll, and as far as we can tell we’re all shadowbanned and all our votes aren’t being counted. We are interacting with each other, retweeting and replying to each other’s votes, including commentary on our own lives as we go – but the goal is volume of tweets, and we are locked down for tweeting too much.
    How do we fix this? It’s just going to keep happening!

    1. Isaac King says:

      Hello Teal,

      I think this sort of thing can get flagged as spam by Twitter! I think the best way to fix this is hold back for a while, and return to tweeting normally because you don’t want to look like a bot. Anytime you tweet, try to get as much as possible to get engagements on your tweets like commenting, liking and retweets because your tweet to engagement ratio needs to look reasonable or else you might look like a bot.

      Check out how we are doing it over at

      hope this helps.

  3. jim bravos says:

    My account is eight years old.
    Over a hundred thousand followers.
    A typical tweet only gets a couple hundred impressions.
    Am I being shadow banned?

    1. Isaac King says:

      Hi Jim, It is likely!

      Have you used our free tool to check: Twitter shadowban checker

      1. jim bravos says:

        Yes. It found one tweet. Big deal, that’s a far cry from a hundred thousand.

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