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EXCLUSIVE: Forget Newspeak, meet Lovespeak

23 February 2020

12:00 PM

23 February 2020

12:00 PM

If you were still in any doubt as to George Orwell’s powers of predictionthen just consider this. The ANZ bank has just published the definitive guide as to what is and is not acceptable language. Significantly titled #LoveSpeech, this is part of a larger twenty-five page (!) guide as part of: 

[A] national campaign to educate Australians on the impact that hurtful language has on the LGBTIQ+ community. 

Not only that, but you can also download what is being referred to as the “Hurt Blocker” as an extension to Chrome to “transform hurtful words in live text into fun-loving emoji’s”.

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