There’s a Twitter Bot That Will Correct You If You Tweet “Illegal Immigrant”

If you’re going to use the phrase “illegal immigrant” on Twitter,  expect a prompt reply from @DroptheIBot. The brainchild of Fusion reporters Patrick Hogan and Jorge Rivas, @DroptheIBot is programmed to recognize when someone tweets the words “illegal immigrant.” Then it’ll reply with a suggestion to use “undocumented immigrant” or “unauthorized immigrant” instead.

@DroptheIBot only has one thing to say.

That’s it. Nothing more and nothing less.

But people who get called out are getting pissed.

Actions can be illegal but people cannot.

Like, insult-slinging pissed because bots have feelings, you know?

But where would you like them to shove it, @michaelmeans49?

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Some have tried to fight the bot.

Bots don’t need to be asked, they just do their job.

Others have taken the opportunity to learn and grow.

*round of applause*

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Several Twitter users are excited that someone has taken a stand.

Even undocumented activist Julissa Arce gave her praises.

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Yet, some still don’t get it’s a bot.

Again, bots don’t have feelings. You’re not ever winning this fight.


The @DroptheIBot account has been suspended by Twitter.  According to Twitter, there are three reasons why accounts are suspended: sending spam, hacked account, and/or abusive tweets. It is anyone’s guess why @DroptheIBot got suspended, but it is likely @DroptheIBot’s messages were flagged by users as spam.

What do you think about @DroptheIBot’s attempt to correct Twitter users? mitú wants to know. Let us know in the comments below!