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Filter Swear Words

Sep 29, 2010 at 3:01 PM

Sometimes tweets retrieved using the search method contains swear words.

Is there any way to NOT receive tweets with swear words in them?




Sep 30, 2010 at 2:27 AM

Hi Mark,

This isn't supported natively by Twitter (I looked at the Search API, but didn't find anything), and so, LINQ to Twitter doesn't have it.  That said, this is an interesting concept.  I'm kind of thinking that an extension method would be a good fit for something like this.  Perhaps the extension method should accept a parameter for the fully qualified path of a file containing words to filter out.  This might allow even more flexibility because the definition of what is a swear word could vary per implementation and it would support multiple languages for anyone around the world.

What do you think?