shadowban

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shadow +‎ ban

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shadowban (third-person singular simple present shadowbans, present participle shadowbanning, simple past and past participle shadowbanned)

  1. (transitive, Internet) To ban a discussion board user without their knowledge, allowing them to continue reading and commenting, but rendering their comments invisible to other users.
  2. (transitive, Internet) Of a search engine: to filter out results without the publisher's knowledge.

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shadowban (plural shadowbans)

  1. (Internet) An instance of shadowbanning.

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