Urban dictionary trends on Twitter under #suspendurbandictionay as it posted offensive definitions of BSP leader, Mayawati and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
As a result, many politicians and journalists have started tweeting about the objectionable post which was posted on June 18.
There is no whereabouts of his father and he is making ridiculous rhetoric on Iron Lady @Mayawati.
— Sunil Astay (@SunilAstay) June 18, 2021
Dear @rsprasad @GoI_MeitY This is very serious. Take strong action against the culprits. @TwitterIndia @verified @TwitterSafety @manishm @amritat this is unacceptable. There must be some Indian guy behind this bot. Must be arrested. #SuspendUrbanDictionary https://t.co/789io2SK4T
— Dilip Mandal (@Profdilipmandal) June 18, 2021
Shit.. totally shit, look at this definition. @urbandictionary have reached the lowest level on BSP Chief @Mayawati, they need to be put behind bars. @TwitterIndia what are you doing? Why don’t you suspend such accounts? BSP should file FIR against them.#SuspendUrbanDictionary https://t.co/7914xzL7Cc
— Sumit Chauhan (@Sumitchauhaan) June 18, 2021
— Sakshi Joshi (@sakshijoshii) June 18, 2021
A disdainful and shocking drop in standard by @urbandictionary any further tolerance of such content on the platform by the @TwitterIndia would be utterly shameful. An immediate action must be taken by freezing the account. And a criminal proceeding by GOI must be initiated. https://t.co/pXpU7kTBpD
— Sudhindra Bhadoria (BSP) (@SudhinBhadoria) June 18, 2021
Urban Dictionary is basically an online crowdsourcing website which writes definitions for the slang words that are used youngsters these days.
According to the Urban Dictionary’s website an update was made in its system on March 2021 according to which “Definitions are no longer moderated by volunteers. Under the old system, a definition was published when a majority of volunteer moderators decided it was worth publishing. We appreciate our volunteer moderator’s work over the years. Over time, this system had become dominated by a loud minority who published abusive definitions and didn’t publish the good stuff”
In the same blog the youth platform had written “we redeveloped our moderation system. Our moderation team now reviews all newly submitted and flagged definitions, and rejects definitions that violate our content guidelines. If you see a definition that violates our content guidelines, please flag it, and our moderation team will review it quickly.