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Twitter Inc Bot To Correct Tweets With Phrase ‘Illegal Immigrant’

A new Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) Bot will now remind the world that people are not illegal immigrants, and instead it will offer suggestions such as "undocumented immigrant" or "unauthorized immigrant" instead. Patrick Hogan and Jorge Rivas, journalists at, took the initiative to help America shed some of its historical baggage.

Will the Twitter bot help bring change/

Hogan and Rivas developed an automatic Twitter account-@DroptheIBot, which notices tweets using the term and responds to them directly. The campaign is similar to the "Drop the I word," campaign which started in 2010 with similar objectives.

In a blog post on Fusion, the bot's creators said developing it was "a modest effort to help America shed some of its historical...