Special to SEGAZINE
Roughly 10,000 racist slurs are posted daily on Twitter, according to a U.K. group that sees value in analyzing the multitudinous chatter on social media.
Based on a nine-day survey of the Twitter TWTR feed in November, the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media of the London-based Demos think tank recorded 10,000 racist or ethnic slurs, or one in every 15,000 tweets. The list of slurs includes such words as “nigga,” “white boy” and “spic.”
The Demos report clarifies that “slurs are most commonly used in a non-offensive, non-abusive manner: to express in-group solidarity or non-derogatory description.”