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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

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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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