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