Forbidden words: transgender, diversity, foetus, vulnerable – banned from US budget documents

Simon Collins, HIV i-Base

For many HTB readers the demands for the US CDC to follow a new Trump administration list of forbidden words in official documents will be old news: tweets and blogs responded immediately.

But lodging this as a short article in the January HTB is important for anyone that missed the story.

On 17 December 2017, an article in the Washington Post reported on a 90-minute briefing with senior officials at the US CDC responsible for 2018 budget.

The banned words are: vulnerable, entitlement, diversity, transgender, foetus, evidence-based and science-based.

Trumpspeak = newspeak = alternative facts.


Sun LH and Eilperin J. CDC gets list of forbidden words: Fetus, transgender, diversity, Washington Post. (15 December 2017)

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