‘Google,’ ‘Yahoo,’ ‘Skittles’ and ‘Skype’ are being used in place of racial slurs on Twitter

by Yuyu Chen
First they came for Pepe the Frog. Now, alt-right trolls are coopting major brands as hate code words on Twitter. “Google” is being used to refer derogatorily to black people; “Yahoos” is used for Mexicans; “Skittles” means Muslims; and “Skypes” means Jews. When you type into those terms in Twitter search, you will find tweets like “We beat the Googles down so bad 160 years a ...Read the full article