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NP2022_Semantic Censorship: An open conversation on word control

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posted on 31.03.2022, 16:43 by Marjorie Hlava, Angela Cochran, Shelly Ray
Slides from “A conversation about semantic censorship"


This session will cover the implications of choosing – or not choosing – taxonomy terms viewed through the lens of censorship. This quirk of appelomancy (the wizardry of naming things) came to light during the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus was called by many different names through the course of the pandemic, some very scientific, and others casual even to the point of pejorative. The speakers will address the pros and cons of including various terms within a taxonomy.