Huffington Post and Buzzfeed lay off entire OPINION departments...Twitter bans people for telling them to "Learn To Code"

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So on friday the Huffington Post and Buzzfeed had HUGE layoffs...basically every SJW blogger was let go...as they realized there was both no profit and a lot of liability with respect to those entities...So they were all tweeting out resumes and people were advising them that they could more easily find work by endeavoring to learn a more in demand skill like coding...well...this now equals harrassment and hate speech on twitter and will get you banned...

http://reason.com/blog/2019/01/28/learn-to-code-twitter-harassment-policy
Will Twitter Punish Users Who Tweet 'Learn to Code' at Laid-Off Journalists? Maybe.

Robby Soave|Jan. 28, 2019 1:30 pm

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Will Twitter Punish Users Who Tweet 'Learn to Code' at Laid-Off Journalists? Maybe.
"Twitter is responding to a targeted harassment campaign against specific individuals—a policy that's long been against the Twitter Rules."



Brendan McDermid/REUTERS/NewscomCan you get banned from Twitter for tweeting the snarky advice "learn to code" at journalists who just lost their jobs? Amidst on-going layoffs at media companies like BuzzFeed and The Huffington Post, a rumor spread on social media Monday that such comments would be "treated as abusive behavior" and a "violation of Twitter's Terms of Service."

But a spokesperson for Twitter tells me that it's "more nuanced" than that.
"Twitter is responding to a targeted harassment campaign against specific individuals—a policy that's long been against the Twitter Rules," said the spokesperson in an email to Reason.

The Wrap's Jon Levine said representatives for the social media company had backed away from the position they related to him earlier, which was that the phrase "learn to code" itself constituted abusive behavior. The new position seems to be that "learn to code" is not de facto harassment, but could be considered harassment if tweeted aggressively as part of campaign to intimidate a specific user, in accordance with Twitter's somewhat vague abusive behavior policy.
For more on disruption in the media industry, read Washington Post columnist Megan McArdle's latest piece on journalism's "pivot to dust moment," a turn of phrase invented by yours truly. (But don't go tweeting "pivot to dust" at journalists in a targeted or insulting way, I guess.)
 

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So on friday the Huffington Post and Buzzfeed had HUGE layoffs...basically every SJW blogger was let go...as they realized there was both no profit and a lot of liability with respect to those entities...So they were all tweeting out resumes and people were advising them that they could more easily find work by endeavoring to learn a more in demand skill like coding...well...this now equals harrassment and hate speech on twitter and will get you banned...

http://reason.com/blog/2019/01/28/learn-to-code-twitter-harassment-policy
"Learn to code" = the new rae
 
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