In a recent interview with Dave Rubin, the host of the popular YouTube series The Rubin Report, Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk revealed the secret labels Twitter assigns to users, which leads to the shadowbanning of conservative voices. This revelation has prompted many conservatives to call out tech giant Twitter for double standards and censorship. Dave Rubin, who has a large conservative following, asked Musk why Twitter would be so willing to censor contrary political views. Musk replied that the platform uses labels to classify users, and the labels are broken down into three categories: 'troll,' 'bot,' and 'normal'. Users who are labeled as 'troll' or 'bot' are automatically shadowbanned, and their tweets are hidden from other users. Musk says that the labels are assigned arbitrarily by Twitter's algorithm, regardless of a user's political views. This news has sparked a backlash from conservatives who feel that Twitter is unfairly targeting them and silencing their voices. Some have accused Twitter of having a double standard, as liberal accounts and so-called “woke” accounts are rarely shadowbanned. Rubin pointed out that his own Twitter account has been shadowbanned multiple times, despite the fact that he has never posted derogatory or offensive content. Speaking to Fox News, Twitter representative Vanessa Evangelista said that the labels were assigned in order to combat spam and keep the platform secure. “We take many measures to protect our platform from spam and other forms of malicious behavior,” she said. “These labels are simply one of the many tools that we use to ensure that our users can have a positive experience on our platform. We do not discriminate against any users based on their political views.” Despite Twitter's claims of neutrality, many are still concerned about the shadowbanning of conservatives and the potential for censorship. Many have argued that if Twitter is serious about creating an open and safe platform, then it must ensure that all users, regardless of their political views, are treated equally. Rubin is just one example of a conservative user who has faced Twitter censorship. In the interview, Musk also mentioned that he had had his own experiences with Twitter censorship. “I've personally been shadowbanned by Twitter several times,” he said. “And it seems to be aimed at people with views that are different from the mainstream. In response to Twitter's statement, Rubin commented that none of the mainstream media had been shadowbanned, which raises questions about the platform's neutrality. He suggested that Twitter must take steps to ensure that no one is unfairly targeted or silenced, regardless of their views. Rubin's interview with Musk has brought the issue of censorship back into the spotlight and has given conservatives a platform to voice their concerns about the platform's neutrality. With this new information, it is now up to Twitter to prove that the platform is indeed a safe and open space for all users, regardless of their political views.