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Not too late to delete your racist/fake news/dishonest/ embarrassing tweets

. 4 min read

Rushing to tweet anything and everything that comes to mind is the new act of courage these days. Whether you want to refer to the Coronavirus as the “Chinese virus” or start #whitelivesmatter to curb #blacklivesmatter, there’s no end to racist/fake/dishonest tweets.

Racist tweets could be posted by politicians, celebrities, influencers, or ordinary people like you and me. The effect of these tweets lasts longer than the time taken to write these tweets. Several people are hurt, communities affected when such morally wrong tweets are sent out by individuals and groups. When people use racism to target specific communities, they hurt those people not emotionally, but also financially. People are made to leave jobs and countries with such hateful conduct.

If you’ve been one of those people who posts a racist or fake tweet or sent out some dishonest, embarrassing tweets in haste, then it’s time to let go of them. In difficult times like today, being more compassionate and less hurtful is of primary importance. Everyone appreciates people who promote more love and less hatred in today’s community.

What are racist or hateful tweets?

How to label a tweet as a racist tweet? Sometimes the media may label a tweet as “racially charged” or “racially aligned” to make it known that it’s a racist tweet. A tweet can be called as racist if it spreads hatred or negativity or fake news regarding someone’s:

  • Skin color
  • Language
  • Customs
  • Place of birth
  • Nationality
  • Religion

Anyone tweeting in terms of above to make another person or country or community look inferior, is clearly posting a racist tweet.

The serious consequences of racist tweets/fake news and why to avoid them?

Posting racist tweets spreads communal hatred and must be strictly avoided. Similarly, publishing fake news or dishonest information on Twitter should be kept away from. Some of the main reasons are:

  • Twitter has clearly mentioned that any racist tweet will be deleted from the platform. In recent examples, Twitter has specified that any tweet stating that certain nationalities are more susceptible to COVID-19 will be deleted. Similarly, any false tweets against Chinese businesses will be deleted.
  • A racist tweet can get you fired from your current job or position. Recently, an Iowa reporter was fired from his job for posting racist tweets in the past.
  • You can even lose your respect in the society for lack of empathy. You may lose your Twitter followers and people may tweet against you.

How to delete all your old racist/fake news/dishonest/embarrassing tweets:

With Circleboom’s delete all tweets feature, you can delete any number of old tweets in seconds. To instantly delete your tweets, follow the steps:

  • Login to the Circleboom dashboard by authenticating your Twitter account. Once logged in, go to the Circleboom menu on the left of the dashboard. Click on the drop-icon next to “My Tweets.” Select “Delete Tweets” from the sub-menu.
  • Circleboom will list the last tweets posted by you on these feature. You can use the search box on the right to search for any of the old tweets by searching for keywords/hashtags/mentions.
  • Click on the delete icon next to the tweet to delete a tweet. To delete multiple tweets, click on the checkbox next to the tweet to select tweets. Click on the red “Delete selected” icon at the top to delete selected tweets.
  • Circleboom will delete all the selected tweets. The tweets once deleted cannot be recovered later.
  • If you want to check all of your Twitter archive, you can use Delete Your Twitter History Archive feature. You can filter them by date, keywords or username before deleting. And You can also prefer delete just retweets or replies.

You can also delete all retweets if you have posted racist tweets or fake tweets on your Twitter account.

Promoting a positive and better Twitter environment:

Our team at Circleboom believes highly in people who make a positive contribution to Twitter by spreading positive statements and true facts. We would urge everyone to refrain from hate posts and fake news on Twitter and make Twitter a better experience for everyone!

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Harshita Agrawal
Harshita Agrawal

Social media and influencer marketing specialist who spends most of her time behind the screen. She's also an avid reader and a travel enthusiast.

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