When we hear from the United Nations, we listen. And then we laugh and call once again for the UN to be defunded. We’re not sure if it’s Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter that inspired this new attempt to get a hashtag going, but the UN reminds us that words can be weapons and hate speech online can lead to cruelty and violence.
Words can be weapons.
Hate speech online can lead to cruelty & violence in real life.
— United Nations (@UN) November 27, 2022
Oh, awesome, the UN has even provided a list of handy tips:
Refrain from making any hateful comments yourself and/or relaying such content. Whether online or offline, we should all act responsibly to stop the spread of hate and misinformation. Check out the United Nations #PledgetoPause campaign to find out why it’s important to take a moment to pause before you share content online. Learn how to do this responsibly – whether you’re forwarding a message, retweeting a story or watching a video in your feed.
It was in 2021 when Twitter rolled out its own “pause” feature, automatically detecting “mean” replies on its service and prompting the user, “Want to review this before Tweeting?”
We’d happily exchange the UN for some mean tweets right about now.
— A Wolf, Once a King (@deyjandiulfur) November 28, 2022
Piss off, you Commies.
— John Hawkins (@johnhawkinsrwn) November 28, 2022
Dictators’ mouthpiece says what?
— Will Collier (@willcollier) November 28, 2022
This message brought to you by fascism.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) November 28, 2022
There is no such thing as “hate speech.”
— TaxesGalore1234 (@TaxesGalore1234) November 28, 2022
— Ron Coleman (@RonColeman) November 28, 2022
I’m really tempted to say some really mean words to you right now but I’m afraid you will never recover
— Sour Patch Lyds 🍥🍥 (@sourpatchlyds) November 28, 2022
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) November 28, 2022
You claim words are violence so you can justify responding to words with violence.
— Cooper_Townes (@CooperTownes) November 28, 2022
The UN needs to be dissolved. Barring that the US should withdraw and not give you a cent.
— Veterans for Liberty (@Vets4AP) November 28, 2022
UN has out-served its usefulness.
— Adam Graybill (@Quaerens_veniam) November 28, 2022
Stop using this organization to traffic men, women and children. Actually, the UN should dissolve.
— IrritatedWoman (@irritatedwoman) November 28, 2022
Go fuck yourself. @UN
— Nick Searcy, INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) November 28, 2022
Words are words. Weapons are weapons. conflating the two suggests that you can respond to someone’s words with a weapon.
— Amrond Thardell (@amrond00) November 28, 2022
I want a refund
— Matt McKinley (@puncheriffic) November 28, 2022
Did the CCP take over this account?
— surya (@SecVII) November 28, 2022
The UN once again proving that they don’t really do a damn thing worthwhile.
— Tango Classic (@tangoix21) November 28, 2022
They really don’t. When was the last time they did anything worthwhile? We still with Trump had kicked them out and then bought up the property for condos or something.
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No more mean tweets: Twitter rolling out feature that automatically detects ‘mean’ replies before they’re sent https://t.co/D6A0NsW3x3
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 6, 2021