Is Big Brother Watching and Does Twitter Track What Profiles You Visit?

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Written by: Alex Popa


Is Big Brother Watching and Does Twitter Track What Profiles You Visit?

Are you wondering whether Twitter knows what profiles you’re visiting on the platform? The truth is that I don’t know. No one does for sure…

Theoretically, Twitter should be able to follow you around and keep track of your interactions on the platform. Whether they do that or not is unclear.

Asking this is like asking if Twitter knows what videos you’re watching on the platform. I don’t know…maybe? Quite possibly.

There’s something else that needs to be said, so keep reading more information about this below!

Can You Protect Yourself on Twitter?

The question is – who do you want to protect yourself against? Because other users can’t track your activities or see what profiles you visit on the platform.

I’ve written on this topic already, and the answer is a resounding NO.

However, that doesn’t exclude the fact that Twitter itself (support team or technicians or whoever has access to this info) can track your activities on the platform.

I can’t say when they do that or what they do with all that info (nothing, most likely) but it’d be absurd to think they don’t or that they don’t have that ability.

Realistically speaking, it’s unlikely that Twitter tracks YOUR activities and watches over the profiles you’re visiting. After all, you’re not…anyone important (not an insult, just a fact). Just like I’m not anyone important enough for them to track me.

Coming back to the question about protecting yourself, the answer is “yes” but also “no“. You can improve your privacy regarding other users.

But there’s NOTHING you can do to hide your information from Twitter. After all, you are using their platform, which they control.

So…I’m Free to Visit Whatever Profile I Like?

Sure, you are. Just like you’re free to visit adult sites online or research terrorism and homemade bombs.

Simple research won’t get you in any trouble. And visiting controversial profiles on Twitter isn’t problematic either.

But, does Twitter know what profiles you’re visiting? The only honest answer I can give is that they might. Or that they have the ability to find out.

Whether they’re actually tracking you specifically or not is unlikely unless they had a good reason. Do they…?

I hope I’ve been able to alleviate your worries (or at least help you ignore them) but if you have other questions, feel free to leave a comment below.

I’ll reply as soon as I can!

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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