(PresidentialHill.com)- This month, Pew Research published findings comparing the links shared on Twitter by well-known users to those shared on other social media sites.
The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan American think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C. It’s important to remember that the study used data acquired in June 2022. This was before Elon Musk acquired Twitter, fired toxic far-left activists, cut back on personnel, and exposed the excessive repression of conservatives on the platform.
Since then, a lot has occurred, including Twitter restoring the account for The Gateway Pundit.
By the Pew analysis, nearly all of the links shared on Twitter in June last year were to major media organizations, resulting from Twitter’s censorship and shadow banning of links to alternative media sources. Last year, the platform prohibited almost all links to The Gateway Pundit. Engineers at Twitter “trained” users to promote “reputable mainstream media sources” and avoid linking to opposing viewpoints.
According to the Pew study, this was also not the case on alternative, uncensored sites, including BitChute, Gab, Gettr, Parler, Rumble, Telegram, and Truth Social.
The Gateway Pundit was the third most linked news source on these alternative channels, after YouTube and Bitchute.
This research is astounding. It demonstrates that The Gateway Pundit is one of the nation’s most renowned and dependable news websites when it is NOT blocked or entirely shut down.
Popular Twitter accounts are much more likely to link to news media channels, including print magazines, television, and wire services, than are prominent accounts on other social media platforms, as well as two digital-only publications: The Gateway Pundit and Rebel News.
Although these distinctions in connection patterns between mainstream and alternative social media platforms are noteworthy, they probably won’t surprise regular users of the alternative social media landscape. According to a recent study by the Center, 52% of people who frequently access news on alternative social media platforms say they very often or frequently receive information on these platforms that they would not have seen otherwise.