Would appear journalists who were recently laid off from their jobs at Buzzfeed, HuffPost, and others don’t particularly like being told to ‘learn to code,’ even though that was the go-to for many of these same people when coal miners were losing their jobs under Obama.
Learn to code.
If you think about it, it’s not horrible advice BUT for whatever reason, Twitter seems to see this as some sort of targeted harassment. Sure, trolls can threaten people like Dana Loesch all day long but telling a Buzzfeed reporter who lost his gig to learn to code will get you spanked. And not in a good way.
Sounds stupid, right?
Twitter’s New HateCrime®️ pic.twitter.com/DaPkPylShX
— Learn To Code (@GayPatriot) January 27, 2019
Considering Twitter can be stupid it makes perfect sense.
— Kavfefe Sabrina?❌ (@Peaches_Sabrina) January 27, 2019
Telling a journalist who is out of a job to learn to code is targeted harassment.
This editor has literally been spammed with all SORTS of horrible that Twitter claims is not a TOS violation but telling a journo to learn to code is … FFS.
Damn and I i'd like to LEARN TO CODE and share my experience on twitter. Guess that's out and it's back to fry cook for me!
— Gary Figg (@gfigg42) January 27, 2019
Threatening a kid because you were lied to about what he did? NBD.
Making a joke at the expense of a blue check mark by bringing up the words of their godking, Obama: pic.twitter.com/iA7IIU3NTt
— zone of danger (@mr_bovine_jonie) January 27, 2019
— Kevin in ABQ (@KevinInABQ) January 27, 2019
— Bryan Greenway (@bgreenway) January 27, 2019
Saying learn code is the new smirking.
— Erwin Barrera (@ErwinBarrera) January 27, 2019
Aww well then clearly it IS a hate crime.
But.. journalists are the lifeblood of twitter, Bruce ? lol
— WhigsnTwigs (@WhigsnTwigs) January 27, 2019
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.
Granted, they do give us a LOT to write about but … yeah no.
It’s different because they know these people!
— Andy Lancaster (@andylancaster) January 27, 2019
And THOSE people matter!
Most of us at Twitchy can’t even get verified but people are getting locked because they jokingly tell journos to learn to code.
Have we mentioned Twitter is stupid?
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So we’re not crazy … told ya’!
Well, this editor may indeed be a little crazy but not about Twitter suspending and or locking people for telling journos to learn to code.
I am told by a person in the know that tweeting "learn to code" at any recently laid off journalist will be treated as "abusive behavior" and is a violation of Twitter's Terms of Service
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) January 28, 2019
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Sounds like Twitter is insisting they are suspending people for targeted harassment and not the phrase, ‘learn to code.’ Granted, they seemingly ignored a bunch of high school kids in MAGA hats getting target harassed just last week but hey … who are we to question?
A source at Twitter just called me to explain this a bit more. I'm told the particular term ("learn to code") isn't the problem; it's the targeted & coordinated harassment of specific individuals, which has long been against the platform's rules. Perhaps a useful clarification.
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) January 28, 2019