Twitter Is Cracking down on Politically Incorrect Language

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  1. Megalith

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    If you’re thinking about calling someone a retard on Twitter, think again, as the company is reportedly suspending accounts based on foul language. One guy (rightfully?) called Nintendo “retarded” for selling Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC and lost usage of his account, while another lost the same privilege after using the word “fag” although he was merely smoking. Maybe Twitter will start banning users for run-on sentences and incomplete clauses next. Thanks to Kyle for pointing this out.

    Twitter has launched a new way to punish users for bad behavior, temporarily “limiting” their account. Some users are receiving notices their accounts are limited for 12 hours, meaning only people who follow them can see their tweets or receive notifications. When they are retweeted, people outside their network can’t see those retweets. Some speculate these limitations are automatic based on keywords, but there is no hard evidence. This would be fine if this was used uniformly to clamp down on harassment, but it appears to be used on people, simply for using politically incorrect language.
     
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  2. Armenius

    Armenius [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I find my productivity gets severely retarded after smoking some fags with my niggers on the porch.
     
  3. Nytegard

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    Why not just do what every forums which allows kids on the internet has done from day one and just censor those words? It's not hard to say "This tweet contains inappropriate language", or at the very least replace the word like "Twitter is !@#$%^&* for being so PC!" But welcome to the world of the thought police.
     
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  4. cyberguyz

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    Odd that is taking place after Trump has taken office tho. I wonder why...
     
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    My real issue with Twitter, is that this is only an excuse.

    If you have enough of an audience, and you are conservative/right-wing, they will use this excuse to censor you.

    Meanwhile, they have pedophilia advocates, calls for violence against the president, and blatantly hostile racist remarks against white people and that's all kosher.

    So unfortunately rather than just an even-handed rule to "play nice", this is just another political tool to silence those that the globalist owners of Twitter oppose.
     
  6. Gweenz

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    Why do this? Let dumb people say dumb things, it makes it so much easier to sort them.
     
  7. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett HardOCP MasterChef Editor Staff Member

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    Uh-oh. You just kicked my chuckle algorithm into action.
     
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  8. Kaitian

    Kaitian [H]ardness Supreme

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    They're more than happy to ban a gay Greek Jew that has a black boyfriend because they all think he's a white supremacist but are cool with all the people threatening death against the President. Hell they're even happy to turn over customer data to Eichenwald because a user posted a flashing GIF that had an in-text saying "You deserve a seizure for your post" although that image is old as shit on the internet.
     
  9. PhaseII

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    I'm much more offended by disregard for proper grammar than I am words that test the sensitivities of the overly-sensitive.
     
  10. Despotes

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    Only gender neutral language next? Liberal insanity.
     
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    I believe they've also been quite politically biased censoring mild criticisms of lets say, Hillary Clinton, while doing little when it comes to vicious attacks or even threats aimed at a sitting president such as Donald Trump.
     
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  12. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett HardOCP MasterChef Editor Staff Member

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    LED Warning Light (WL-NOMO96-A).gif

    Twitter has officially hit shithole status.
     
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  13. Kaitian

    Kaitian [H]ardness Supreme

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    Before I respond to you, I need to know your gender identification preference.

    /sarc
     
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  14. hardcase

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    It needs to be extended to the abuse of apostrophe's.
     
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    So now more abbreviations to figure out. We need an app for that.
     
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    attack helicopter here, reporting in!
     
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    I know you didn't ask me but please use "Attack Helicopter" for future reference.

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  18. Hypergreatthing

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    good. Very good. Soom twatter will start bleeding members left and right and something better will be started from the ashes that doesn't include censorship on non-PC speech.
     
  19. vegeta535

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    /sigh fuck this world. It is only going to get worse cause schools and stuff teach this stuff to kids. They out breeding all the normal reasonable people.
     
  20. yourgrandma

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    There are people that thought that this was some crazy conspiracy but now twitter has fully admitted to hiding messages and throttling users it disagrees with even if you're following them and pushing messages to the top they agree with.

    Twitter was already on a downward spiral i think this will be the beginning of the end for them.
     
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  21. LigTasm

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    Twitter has never made money, now they're just losing more than ever. Good riddance.

    Also, I'm 100% sure that "someone should kill Trump" posts will still be fine, this will only be used to censor anyone who doesn't hate republicans and Trump as they've been doing all along. If anyone has checked out the Presidents actual twitter feed the top zillion responses are all bots that literally just say "fuck you Drumpf" a split second after he tweets something, none of the real people ever show up in the feed.
     
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  22. jpm100

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    Why hasn't anyone made an identical clone, yet? Is there patent issues? People make 'alternatives' but they always put some twist on it. For better or worse a true replacement would probably need to be close clone.
     
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    Oh my the little darling snowflakes need protection from the real world. Bring in the crying towels, petting dogs, play doe, coloring books.
     
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    I'm sure there is a copyright/pattern issue. No one is willing to take a risk fighting a lengthy lawsuit after they put millions of dollars to get a alternative up and running.
     
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    There is a clone out there but it was a signup-only with your invitation to come at some time and I don't know what came out of that.
     
  26. Darunion

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    This is prime time for facebook to take on a twitter project now. Twitter is free to do whatever they want, but users are fickle and once you open that wound sometimes it is impossible to close. Im looking at you myspace.
     
  27. piscian18

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    Anti-PC whiners are just as bad as PC whiners. Thats the impression I get from this thread. Whining about twitter censoring posts is like Whining that Finding Dory didn't have a sex scene. Get over it. It's a Free country and twitter can do whatever they want with their product.
     
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  28. Mugato

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    It's called "Gab" and yeah you do need an invitation, which isn't too difficult but an obstacle.
     
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    I never got this... it is not OK to even say retarded, but can you derogatorily call someone "mentally challenged?" Is that OK?
     
  30. ruffbytes

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    Rule 34
     
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  31. Kyle_Bennett

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    LOL! Whiners about whiners are just as bad as whiners. That's the impression I get from your post. Whining about whining is like whining about not whining. Get over it. It's a free country and you can do whatever you want with your product.
     
  32. Kyle_Bennett

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  33. Darunion

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    Thanks for spoiling the movie for me...
     
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    Why not? You know why...
     
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  36. piscian18

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    I'm on the fence about retarded. It's literally a scientific term defining "slow". It's never bothered me, despite have cerebral palsy and brain damage I constantly call myself and other people retarded. It's not a specific enough term that I think its a valid derogatory term against any one person or group.

    That said I literally have 5 or 6 family that get seriously butthurt when they hear it so as it's not affecting me personally in any way to not use I don't mind acquiescing.

    I was watching this dailyshow interview with the Lead singer of "Against Me!" who recently came out as a Transvestite. She said "I used to get offended by the term Tranny, but then an older trans called me a Tranny and it wasn't an insult. It just is what it is and I think you have to learning get past that kind of thing."

    There's some terms I draw the line on. I don't use the N word. It's a nasty specific word that I don't like. If you wanna say it's ok to use it then start calling your friends "Albino inbred genetic trash who were too fucking retarded to cope with life in a real society" see how that feels for a couple days because thats what most white americans are.

    Then again I'm from Kentucky so you know thats a whole other thing.
     
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  37. Kalabalana

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    So long as you don't use twitter, than you're not affected!
     
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  38. Kyle_Bennett

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    That's one retarded cracker right there. ;) I was talking to a buddy about getting back to Louisville this week for a long weekend.
     
  39. Brackle

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    this thread is total win! I wonder if Trump did say something against the new Twitter policy, will they suspend his account? My god twitter this will end badly LOL.