Censorship Slang

Algorithmic technology’s targeted constraints on written expression have created a new language: censorship slang or censorspeak.

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How Do Influencers Use Their Voice, Anyway?

40-year-old Brandon Bernard was executed on December 10 at a Federal Correctional Center in Indiana for a crime he committed in 1999. Bernard, a Black male, was sentenced to death for his gang involvement related to a double-murder in Texas when he was 18 years old. Because of his incarceration, the father of two died…

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A Weird Time for YouTube

I like to consider YouTube like an old friend. Reliable and constant, I have always been able to fall back on YouTube at any time of the day for a few minutes away. The site holds a special place in my little millennial heart, because I grew up having YouTube in my life. I recall…

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The Era of the Makeup Celebrity

A roaring crowd of fans. Hundreds in line, head to toe in merchandise, holding products in the hopes of an autograph or waving their iPhones about for a coveted snap of the star. Sounds like a pop star exiting their concert venue, doesn’t it? Or perhaps an Oscar nominee walking the red carpet? Nothing of…

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