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'Uncle Tim' trends on Twitter after Tim Scott's Biden address rebuttal

Added 04-29-21 02:22:02am EST - “A racist slur against Sen. Tim Scott was trending on Twitter late Wednesday and early Thursday after he gave the Republican response to President Biden's address to Congress.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “‘Uncle Tim’ trends on Twitter after Tim Scott’s Biden address rebuttal”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A racist slur against Sen. Tim Scott was trending on Twitter late Wednesday and early Thursday after he gave the Republican response to President Biden’s address to Congress.

From about 11 p.m. through at least 12:45 a.m., one of the trending topics on the social-media behemoth was “Uncle Tim.”

The topic “Uncle Tim” was prominently displayed and suggested for users, despite Twitter’s oft-stated claims that it suppresses racist speech and does not let such topics trend.

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Mr. Scott even said in his speech that “I get called Uncle Tom and the N-word by progressives … I know firsthand, our healing [from racism] is not finished.”

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