The language police have introduced a new bot to keep you from saying something that’s correct but not politically correct.
The liberal Huffington Post reported:
This Twitter Bot Will Correct You If You Use ‘Illegal Immigrant’
People aren’t illegal. And now, there’s a bot to remind the world of that.
Presidential candidate Donald Trump, who recently labeled undocumented immigrants “rapists,” is a prime example of the disrespectful discourse that surfaces around the issue of immigration, especially on social media. That’s why two reporters with Fusion developed a Twitter bot to call out people using the term “illegal immigrant.”
Patrick Hogan and Jorge Rivas created an automated Twitter account, @DroptheIBot, that detects tweets using the term and responds to users directly.
Here’s an example:
@ReevesJek People aren't illegal. Try saying "undocumented immigrant" or "unauthorized immigrant" instead.
— 'Drop the I' Bot (@DroptheIBot) July 30, 2015
Not everyone is thrilled with the concept:
@DroptheIBot I don't recall asking for you opinion and I see that you ahve written the same line over 50 times DON'T PULL THAT CRAP WITH ME
— Dolly Miller Brennan (@Dolly_World) July 27, 2015
@DroptheIBot Sorry I thought any unlawful act relating to criminal or immigration rules makes it illegal. Oh yes it does. So illegal stays
— Al (@JustAl58) July 28, 2015