How tech companies are celebrating Black History Month

Twitter’s Blackbirds employee resource group launched a bot

To chat with the bot, all you have to do is direct message @Blackbirds. From there, the bot will tell you one of four things: a today in #BlackHistory fact, a community event in cities like New York, San Francisco or Atlanta (#ForTheCause), tips on #SelfCare or notable moments and content from prominent black people on Twitter (#ForTheCulture).

#ForTheCulture is the official theme for Twitter’s celebration of Black History Month, which Twitter says intends to be inclusive and optimistic, and highlight black American changemakers from our past and present.

Twitter is also relaunching the #BlackHistoryMonth and #BHM emoji, plans to organize employee-led events throughout the country and plans to dedicate its #WallForACause at its NYC office to black culture.

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