I always keep a careful eye on the statistics I get with HPANWO Radio. I've found that some programmes are more popular than others and if you examine the episode list on my Spreaker account you'll be able to see that yourself. I've noticed something very strange happening with my most recent post, HPANWO Show 227 including my latest interview with Stephen Bassett, see: http://hpanwo-radio.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/programme-227-podcast-stephen-bassett.html. I first posted the advance notice for the live broadcast on Tuesday the 28th of February. Within a few hours it had received over four hundred hits; about what I'd expect because Steve is a famous figure in the UFO/conspiracy/paranormal community. It also matches the reaction to the previous occasions he has been featured on the show. As of now the notice has had over 460 views. Therefore I found it very strange that when I posted the podcast notice on Thursday night, the 2nd of March, straight after the broadcast ended, it was almost ignored. What's more at of the time of writing, the evening of Friday the 3rd, it has only had 65 hits. See:
Also when I looked at the counter on the player I saw that it has only been played 106 times in the last twenty-four hours. (This figure does not include direct downloads, but that still does not tally with normal activity on my station.) This is very low for me; I would normally expect almost three times that on average; even more for such a high-profile guest. Poor Steve is going to think nobody is listening to him. See:
I don't understand why this has happened, but I'm not the only person I know who has had similar problems with social media of all kinds. Some YouTubers have had their uploads demonetized and unusual spontaneous flags or copyright claims made against them. Also they have found their viewing figures dropping over the last few months due to the system's new search algorithms; a good example is "Computing Forever". Twitter is even worse, see here for details: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se98GCRFNJ4. This kind of thing is censorship by stealth. The social media giants want to silence people with views outside the authoritative political framework, but know they can't do it officially; so they do it sneakily, claiming to be taking action against "fake news", "trolling" and "low quality Tweets". The question is, have they now decided to take such action against HPANWO Radio?