U.S- George Floyd: Twitter drops ‘master’, ‘slave’ and ‘blacklist’

Twitter is omitting the terms “master”, “slave” and “blacklist” in support of more inclusive language.
The terms are generally used in programming codes which began decades ago.
US bank JPMorgan has also declared a similar movement as more businesses address racism following the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis.
Replacing the terms could cost millions and take months, according to experts,the BBC reported.
On Thursday, Twitter’s engineering division tweeted out a set of words that it wants “to move away from using in favour of more inclusive language”. The list includes replacing “whitelist” with “allowlist” and “master/slave” with “leader/follower”.

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