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Determined racists subvert terms such as ‘Google’ & ‘Skype’ to evade censorship

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By John Glenday, Reporter

October 4, 2016 | 1 min read

Resolute racists determined to flout online censors are resorting to coded terms in a bid to continue denigrating people from different backgrounds by substituting apparently innocuous words for inflammatory language.

According to The Times this has seen the term ‘skittle’ coined to denigrate Muslims whilst black people are branded ‘googles’ and Jewish people are labeled ‘Skypes’ as common parlance is hijacked to fuel a campaign of hate.

‘Skittle’ is an apparent reference to Donald Trump Jnr’s bizarre analogy between Syrian refugees and the multi coloured treat whilst the big technology giants also find themselves as fair game for extremists, as they seek to evade deletion by adopting the branding of their nemesis.

The coded wording has its origins amongst America’s ‘alt-right’ movement consisting of people who have turned away from mainstream politics to advocate a far tougher stance on emotive issues such as immigration.

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