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

Jamie Cohen
OneZero

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Algospeak words from Know Your Meme: https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/algospeak-slang-replacement

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
OneZero

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