Twitter is Becoming Language Police


Buck Sexton, the host of “The Buck Sexton Show,” called out Twitter over its decision to remove words like ‘blacklist’ and ‘man hours’ from its code after two engineers reportedly lobbied the company to enforce more inclusive language.

It was not immediately clear if Twitter’s “Head of Site Integrity,”Yoel Roth, who once called President Trump and his team “ACTUAL NAZIS” and tweeted back in 2010, “It wouldn’t be a trip to New York without at least one big scary tranny,” assisted in the company's decision.

Sexton took issue with the fact that so many journalists love to claim that it is President Trump who poses the biggest threat to the free press, when it is the social media platforms that are becoming overtly politicized in their censoring.

“Journos constantly whine about what a threat Trump is to the free press just for calling them out,” Sexton tweeted. “Meanwhile, the most powerful information platforms in the world are routinely banning words and determining what points of view will be banished from the public square.”

The theory that the entire country is becoming a college campus seems to be becoming a reality. Twitter Engineering tweeted that the company is “starting with a set of words we want to move away from using in favor of more inclusive language.”

The tweet provided a list of words that are now problematic, including man hours, sanity check, master/slave, gendered pronouns (e.g. guys), gendered pronouns (e.g. he/him/his). (Scary tranny is not on the list.)

“There is no switch we can flip to make these changes everywhere, at once. We will continue to iterate on this work and want to put in place processes and systems that will allow us to apply these changes at scale,” the company tweeted.

The responses on social media seemed less than favorable.

“Thank you guys for ending racism,” one user posted. Another wrote, “Is ‘go F—k yourself, Twitter’ inclusive language?” Another wrote that it is ironic that one of the phrases banned was “sanity check.”

Major companies across the U.S. have bent the knee to demands of protesters who are ostensibly fighting for equal rights for minorities. But writers like Andrew Sullivan sees this corporate-sized capitulation as something a little different.

“It’s why corporate America has rushed to adopt every plank of this ideology and display its allegiance publicly. If you do this, and you do it emphatically, you can display your virtue to your customers and clients, and you might even be left alone,” he wrote in his New York magazine column.