Bluesky Permits Inclusion of Controversial Term in Usernames
Bluesky, the emerging decentralized alternative to Twitter, faced criticism this week for lacking an automatic system to prevent the registration of usernames containing racial slurs, particularly the n-word. Multiple reports were filed on Wednesday regarding a user with the offensive term in their handle. While Bluesky eventually resolved the issue, many individuals expressed dissatisfaction with the startup’s lack of apology and prompt action. Interestingly, Bluesky seemed to address the incident days later, portraying it as an isolated occurrence that was swiftly resolved.