Twitter account ‘Racism WatchDog’ trained to sniff out racist trolls

May 22nd, 2018
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“Get in friend, we’re barking at racists.”

So says the header photo of the Twitter account Racism WatchDog, which joined the social network last November 2017 and is followed by more than 200,000 users. The account bio reads: “We trained our dog to sniff out racism and bark when he finds it. Now that’s a good boy.”

And that’s exactly what the account does—it retweets or posts screenshots of racists posts and calls them out with woofs. It recently went viral after retweeting this post by Katie Hopkins, a media personality from the UK, that compares Meghan Markle to Kate Middleton:

No competition. You can’t buy class. #RoyalWedding2018 pic.twitter.com/sreNq8IdA9

— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) May 19, 2018

Woof woof woof woof woof https://t.co/u3JDuinIPf

— Racism WatchDog (@RacismDog) May 20, 2018

It also called out a Twitter user who said Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” music video is a “race-baiting, divisive crap.”

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WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF pic.twitter.com/WRe5S9pftN

— Racism WatchDog (@RacismDog) May 22, 2018

A lot of Twitter users loved the new account, frequently tweeting out “good dog” to each new post.

pic.twitter.com/HbHE5MFLA5

— Don’t fear the reaper (@kadkhurasan1) May 22, 2018

I swear to god @RacismDog is my new favorite account

— Hi This Is Brian (@brianNpikachu) May 22, 2018

pic.twitter.com/qOPFN4uLo1

— Queen Of Space 🌌 (@gudvibesordie) May 21, 2018

Even popular dog-rater account WeRateDogs couldn’t help but be proud of his fellow canine:

@RacismDog proud of you

— WeRateDogs™ (@dog_rates) May 20, 2018

Keep up the good work, doggo!

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