One of the largest social media platforms in the world, Twitter is increasing its struggle against racism. Action has now been taken to avoid using racism terms.
Twitter takes action for racism
The recent racist attacks in the USA have caused social media platforms to be more sensitive about this issue. Many social media platforms have fought against racist discourses. One of them was Twitter.
Twitter is making an important innovation in its software to combat racist discourses. Some terms with racist meanings will no longer be used on Twitter. Thus, words such as Blacklist, slave, master and whitelist used in the software language will no longer be included.
According to the information shared by Twitter, it is stated that they now prefer to use a more inclusive language.
Just like Twitter, many companies are changing in this direction. JP Morgan, GitHub is one of the companies that are working on removing such words from the software language. World giant companies taking such a step can play an important role in increasing sensitivity in this matter.