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I’m 99.9% sure that LinkedIn “shadowbanned” one of my posts.

“Shadowbanning” is a theory that social media sites suppress certain post(s) so mimimal users see it. It’s a passive-aggressive tool to control spammers and trolls.

I started daily LinkedIn posts to build an audience for my nonfiction writing. Okay, fine. Tim Denning told me (and thousands of other readers) to do it.

Typically my content focuses on new management advice. But, I got sparked up by an article revealing the massive exodus of women from the workplace.

My Medium post:

My LinkedIn post:

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I average 200–500 views per LinkedIn post. This post received 29 views:

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Looks shadowy to me. Your verdict?

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