Twitter removes ‘master’, ‘slave’ and ‘blacklist’ terms

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July 3, 2020

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Twitter removes ‘master’, ‘slave’ and ‘blacklist’ terms

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KATHMANDU: Social media platform Twitter has decided to drop the terms “master”, “slave” and “blacklist” in favor of more inclusive language.

The terms are frequently used in programing codes which originated decades ago.

In programing speak, “master” refers to the main version of code that controls the “slaves,” or replicas. “Blacklist” is used to describe items that are automatically denied, typically forbidden websites.

On Thursday, Twitter’s engineering division tweeted out a set of words that it wants “to move away from using in favor of more inclusive language”.

The list includes replacing “whitelist” with “allowlist” and “master/slave” with “leader/follower”.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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