Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Is the Russian language being "banned" from Facebook?

OK - A "provocative" headline to bring attention to those (and not only "those") enamored of linguistic diversity ...

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From Facebook 4/12/2017
John Brown
5 mins
A Notice -- if you haven't noticed -- to non-native-born Russian lovers of the Russian language (the first 20 years trying to learn Pushkin's source of inspiration, no matter its political/historical inclinations, are, of course, the easiest - yes, I meant the easiest -- for those whose native language is not Russian).

Now Facebook is "automatically" translating Russian-language messages on FB into (awful) English. 

I can't help but think of the often cited quotation (in various variations) on the Web, reputedly from a Texas (btw, I love Texas U; see) educator/politician: "English, if it was good enough for Jesus, it's good enough for me.

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