#194 - What is internet ‘algospeak’? | Curio

#194 - What is internet ‘algospeak’?

24 mins | Apr 22, 2022

Today's episode from 22nd April 2022. Whilst Netflix's stock might be down, the rest of stock market is holding up well considering there's a war and rising inflation. We'll give you six reasons why this might be. Then later, to avoid angering the almighty algorithm, people are creating a new vocabulary. But do made up words like "le dollar bean" (lesbian) and "nip nops" (nipple) really help users escape the web's web? Despite the War in Ukraine and the highest inflation in decades, the S&P 500 has rebounded 7.6% from its 2022 low, cutting its losses to about 6% for the year. Why is this? For The Wall Street Journal, Gunjan Banerji and Caitlin McCabe reveal six reasons behind the recent stock-market rebound. New lexicons are emerging to combat a range platform’s disorderly content moderation that hones in and removes a range of "problematic" words. For The Washington Post, Taylor Lorenz explores the rise of algospeak, and the unprecedented impact content moderation systems have on our speech. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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