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Twitter’s Algorithm Tweaked: “Illegal Alien” Now HATE SPEECH

The great verbiage war of 2017 has spilled over into 2018 this week, as Twitter has once again moved the goalposts of our emotional response.

Perhaps this is something that needs to be addressed rather bluntly:  Hate speech is speech that promotes racism, sexism, or some other -ism.  Hate speech is not simply a string of words that happen to offend someone.  Or anyone.

If you’re using any language to purposefully offend someone, you’re a jerk, period.  Hate speech is not “jerk speech”, and this is an important distinction if we are to remain civilized.

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When you move the goalposts on what is considered “hate”, you dilute what “hate” is.  This allows for far too much gray area, and our civilization devolves into a maddeningly stagnant pool of litigious and lousy relationships with one another.  Individuality and diversity must remain in balance, folks, otherwise, what is the point of exploring the world around us?

I’ve said all of that to say all of this:  Arbitrary decisions on what people should feel are not best left in the hands of massive corporations.  That is why Twitter’s latest “hate speech” designation has many scratching their heads.

If this is truly the case, then Twitter has taken an extreme view on the First Amendment by silencing the use of legal definitions.

We can only hope that the absurdity of this decision will bring attention to the plight of the American freedom of speech in 2018, as the liberal left continues to oppress the views of conservatives, libertarians, and even moderate democrats through their operatives in the mainstream.

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