#JC4PM2019 hashtag skyrockets – but ‘blocked’ from trending by Twitter

A hashtag to start the new year with a resolution to see Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in Downing Street has rocketed to huge levels – but appears to have been blocked by Twitter from trending.

#JC4PM2019 started this evening on the social media platform and quickly rose toward 8,000 tweets per hour:

Within a very short time that had reached almost 14,000, before peaking at 16,500:

On non-Twitter platforms that measure Twitter trends, it was trending globally:

On both Trendsmap and Hastags.org #JC4PM2019 was trending hugely

But on Twitter it was not shown as trending at all – and the platform was reporting tiny numbers:

This sparked outraged allegations among social media users that the platform was blocking or hiding the trend.

Twitter has been contacted for comment.

SKWAWKBOX comment:

Technical glitch or censorship? Twitter needs to make it clear.

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  1. Time to collectively choose another social media platform. All the corporate owned ones will interfere for certain. A peer to peer open source media, for example https://www.minds.com/
    We should move en mass

    1. It wont happen and it’s pointless, I went to an alternative after I left FB and all that happens is you end up talking to your own echo chamber more than you would on a more corporate platform, if we want to influence people then we have no choice but to do it on FB and Twitter.

  2. trends.com (at 22:09) showed that there had been 55,000 #JC4PM2019 during “the past day” – so a very significant number of tweets.

  3. It is quite clear that the wheel of change is slowly turning, and the Establishment and other vested interests are terrified at the prospect. JC is proving to be the only politician in the room, and showing the consistency of principle that his opponents on both sides of the House and beyond lack.
    His time is approaching.

  4. I think it’s safe to say, it’s been a very long time since the world has seen a politician of the standing of Jeremy Corbyn. I just hope his greatest strength i.e. his ability to listen with empathy, doesn’t become his greatest weakness.

    1. His greatest weakness as far as Joe Public is concerned (who only ever sees him on PMQs) is his inability to think on his feet and skewer Theresa May’s pathetic rhetoric with gusto.

      Some coaching from, say, George Galloway would sson sort that out!

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