Two journalists have created a bot for Twitter that corrects people who use correct English to describe “illegal immigrants” and “illegal aliens.”
The writers from the Disney-owned Fusion Network, Patrick Hogan and Jorge Rivas, have apparently decided on their own that the use of the terms is outdated and offensive — even though they are factually correct.
“For many years, it was considered socially acceptable by some to use the term ‘illegal immigrant’ (or worse, ‘illegal alien’) to label people living in the United States without proper authorization,” wrote the Dynamic Duo of political correctness.
“But those days are over. In 2015, everyone from President Obama to actress Natalie Portman has gotten used to saying ‘undocumented immigrant’ or ‘unauthorized immigrant’ instead of the outdated and offensive phrase ‘illegal immigrant.’”
(Pause a second to wonder at the worldview of two men who think the phrase “from President Obama to actress Natalie Portman” is some kind of awesome appeal to authority.)
They go on to explain what a favor they are doing for America by creating this bot.
“In a modest effort to help America shed some of its historical baggage, we built a Twitter bot that replies to some of the people who tweet the words ‘illegal immigrant,’ letting them know that in 2015, the preferred terms are ‘undocumented immigrant’ or ‘unauthorized immigrant,” they wrote.
Oh, thanks for correcting the accurate description of people who broke the law and are not citizens.
Heck, the pair even acknowledges that the majority of Twitter users think the bot is stupid.
“So far, the reactions to the bot have been fairly negative,” they wrote.
@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
— Tony From Tampa (@TonyFmTampa) August 3, 2015
— Crafty Veteran (@CraftyVeteran81) August 3, 2015
@DroptheIBot no they are illegally here. Again you and your touchy feely agenda can go elsewhere tired of political correctness.
— dac12345 (@poopdaddy80) August 2, 2015
@DroptheIBot people in their own country are citizens. People outside of their country in a foreign country uninvited are illegal aliens.
— Chad Smith (@chad71everett) August 2, 2015
@DroptheIBot My dear boy, immigrants are either here legally or illegally are they not? If you don’t think so, try moving to China.
— The Iron Lady (@MaggieThatch_) August 2, 2015
@DroptheIBot They broke the law entering her illegally, that makes them illegals . Shove your PC BS !
— Michael Means #ORPUW (@michaelmeans49) July 27, 2015
@DroptheIBot From a legal perspective void of emotive language an individual’s actions either legal/illegal
— Oliver More (@Tubezillauk) August 1, 2015
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