Twitter’s search blocking

Twitter is getting desperate. It will do anything except talk to its users. Some time recently, it started blocking search terms. I’ve verified that they include “marijuana” and “cannabis.”
Twitter search for "marijuana" claiming no matches.
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Twitter’s user manipulation

Social media sites keep deciding that the key to success is to be more like Facebook. It never works. I have no idea why Facebook is so popular, but no one’s improved their competitive position by emulating its most annoying features. Now Twitter is trying anyway. This bothers me because I’ve found Twitter more useful and less bothersome than the alternatives.
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