Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took the unusual step Wednesday of going on Sean Hannity’s radio show in an attempt to win back conservative Twitter users. On Twitter, pro-Trump Twitter users are increasingly registering their discontent with Dorsey by adding a red “X” emoji to their account names to claim they’re being “shadow-banned.”
Like the frog emoji before it—a reference to Pepe the Frog—the X has become a ubiquitous symbol in MAGA Twitter, while baffling everyone else.
Now, with InfoWars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones kicked off YouTube and Facebook (but not Twitter), the “X” has become a symbol internet-wide for conservatives who claim they’re being squeezed out of the major social media platforms.
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