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That's just shadowbanning, which is already being done by many platforms.

It sounds like a good feature at first, but it's actually a really bad idea, considering that it's a) easy to deny and b) hard to notice in the first place.

Combine that with how most of these shadowbans usually happen automatically or based on user flagging (both of which are far from perfect), and you have a perfect recipe for tons of people being excluded without their knowledge or any mechanism for complaining without any reason.