“Algospeak” is a new English dialect that emerged from the desperate attempts of social media users to “please the algorithm”: that is, to avoid words and phrases that cause social media platforms’ algorithms to suppress or block their communication.

#Algospeak is practiced by all types of social media users, from individuals addressing their friends to science communicators and activists hoping to reach a broader public. But the most ardent practitioners of algospeak are social media creators, who rely—directly or indirectly—on social media to earn a living.

the article ⬆️ posted by @pluralistic also links to this explainer: washingtonpost.com/technology/


@theruran @pluralistic sorry, can't help but ask: what about zalgospeak? it should make the text inaccessible to any computer trying to catch it, e.g. s̳͓ảm̷̜͍͚ủ̻e̗̟̓̄l͙͍ͬͬ ͚̯̈́̋al̛̦̝͍ͪ͒̆it̹̩͔̊̌̉o̙͞ ̤d͒͋̆͏̘͎ͅi̵̯̱͕̎̾̏e͖͙ i͠n̲ ͮ̾a̪̯̍̑ ̰ͮf́̾ͫirè̥͚̚͞

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