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Twitter Engineering Jul 2
Inclusive language plays a critical role in fostering an environment where everyone belongs. At Twitter, the language we have been using in our code does not reflect our values as a company or represent the people we serve. We want to change that.
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Twitter Engineering
We’re starting with a set of words we want to move away from using in favor of more inclusive language, such as:
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Twitter Engineering Jul 2
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There is no switch we can flip to make these changes everywhere, at once. We will continue to iterate on this work and want to put in place processes and systems that will allow us to apply these changes at scale. We’re focusing on these areas 👇
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Twitter Engineering Jul 2
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1. Migrating source code and changing configuration by going through our existing code, IDing violating terms with new warning tools, and changing to the new inclusive terminology. Automated tools and linters are being developed in order to minimize manual effort for developers.
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Twitter Engineering Jul 2
Replying to @TwitterEng
2. Updating documentation across internal resources, Google Docs, runbooks, FAQs, readmes, technical design docs, and more. We are also implementing a browser extension that will help our teams identify words in documents and web pages, and suggest alternative inclusive words.
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Twitter Engineering Jul 2
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This isn't just about eng terms or code. Words matter in our meetings, our conversations, and the documents we write. We know there’s still a lot of work to do, but we’re committed to doing our part.
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Twitter Engineering Jul 6
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So sorry we missed this. Here is the image again with alt text. Thanks for calling this out. We'll make sure to include this going forward on any images we Tweet.
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zuko Jul 2
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Thank you guys for ending racism 🤞🏽👍🏽✊🏼🙏🏽🙏🏽
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Sara Polaris Jul 3
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You mean thank you you all.
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PEGASUS Jul 3
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Clowns
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matheusrj26 Jul 3
Replying to @TwitterEng
You are going right now to my Blacklist!!!
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