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Why We’re Creating Language to Hide from Tech’s Censorship Systems

As content moderation continually shifts, we should scrutinize what tech is doing to our language

Algospeak words from Know Your Meme:

From txtspk to l33tsp34k to emojis to memes, we’ve been encoding language based on both our technology’s capabilities and our ability to find ways to communicate effectively on digital…




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Jamie Cohen

Jamie Cohen

Digital culture expert and meme scholar. Cultural and Media Studies PhD. Internet studies educator: social good, civic engagement and digital literacies

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