Twitter Removes the Terms «Master», «Slave» and «Blacklist» from the Code
"Inclusive language plays a crucial role in creating the environment in which we find ourselves. On Twitter, the language we used in our code does not reflect our values as a company or represent the people we work for. We want to change that," the social network said.
Thus, the term "blacklist" will be replaced by "refusal list", the word "master" will change to "leader", and the term "slave" will replace "follower". It means the model of interaction in programming one of the main device or process (in English it sounds like "master"), which performs unidirectional control of the subordinate ("slave").
Also, according to the company, such words as "white list," "performance check," "fictitious meaning," as well as pronouns indicating gender now under restriction.