Twitter Reverses Policies Allowing Intentional Deadnaming and Misgendering Without Announcement
In a move that has sparked criticism from advocacy groups, Twitter has quietly updated its hateful conduct policy to remove a section that protected transgender people from misgendering and deadnaming. The change was spotted by GLAAD, which has condemned the move and called attention to the risks this poses to the safety of trans users on the platform.
Twitter’s original policy, which was implemented in 2018, prohibited the targeted use of slurs or other content that reinforces negative stereotypes or degrades protected categories, including the targeted misgendering or deadnaming of transgender individuals. However, the company has now removed the last sentence from this policy without any public announcement or explanation.