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Watch Your Language: Website Monitors Homophobic Tweets

Celeste Hamilton Dennis

Over the years its become less and less politically correct to call things "gay" or someone a "homo." But instances of casual homophobia still happen. The website knows exactly how often - on Twitter at least - through tracking tweets that contain these words. At the time of writing, "faggot" was tweeted 34,390 times. The site makes a good point: "Homophobic language isn’t always meant to be hurtful, but how often do we use it without thinking?"

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  • AJ Bellarosa

    This is a sobering article. It is a reminder to the world that WORDS are indeed very powerful. The more we discuss and share this topic, the better off we will be! We cannot realize how a seemingly casual comment will affect the daily lives of so many people who continue to struggle with their sexuality, including young children. Let's be kind and tolerant of one another!