Twitter Shutdown Of Vine Being Called A ‘Hate Crime’ Against Blacks
Within minutes of Twitter announcing the end of Vine, its short video platform, critics raced to declare the move racist and an attack on non-white Internet users.
Vine, launched in 2013, never became quite as popular as Twitter hoped. So, as part of a broader restructuring that is eliminating 9 percent of the company’s workforce, Twitter announced Thursday that the platform will shut down within a few months; video content is presumably expected to migrate to Twitter.
That’s of course bad news for Vine’s dedicated fans.
Some people went even further and accused Twitter of cavalierly destroying a service of immense value to blacks and other non-white people. – READ MORE