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Of ‘Algospeak’ and the Crudeness of Automated Moderation

Saying ‘le dollar bean’ instead of ‘lesbian’ so you don’t get demonetized

In China, people often speak in code online.

Why? To evade the Chinese government’s filters. The authorities don’t want conversations they don’t like — most notably criticisms of major officials. So they run software to…

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Clive Thompson

I write 2X a week on tech, science, culture — and how those collide. Writer at NYT mag/Wired; author, “Coders”. @clive@saturation.social clive@clivethompson.net