Leftists lose it over Elon Musk’s new Twitter policy change

Before the days of Elon Musk at Twitter, one could have their account suspended and shut down if they “misgendered” someone over the social media platform.

The previous policy read, “We prohibit targeting others with repeated slurs, tropes or other content that intends to dehumanise, degrade or reinforce negative or harmful stereotypes about a protected category. This includes targeted misgendering or deadnaming of transgender individuals.”

But Musk has now rolled back the policy, making leftists’ heads collectively explode. 

The radical LGBTQ+ group GLAAD wrote that the rollback is “the latest example of just how unsafe the company is for users and advertisers alike.” 

The group’s president and CEO, Sarah Kate Ellis, told Pink News, “This decision to roll back LGBTQ+ safety pulls Twitter even more out of step with TikTok, Pinterest and Meta, which all maintain similar policies to protect their transgender users at a time when anti-transgender rhetoric online is leading to real world discrimination and violence.”

The outlet claimed, “The move means that Twitter is falling behind other social media companies including TikTok and Pinterest, which have both explicitly banned misgendering, deadnaming, misogyny and the promotion of ‘conversion therapy’ practices.”

In response to the news, other leftists wrote responses such as, “I can’t in good faith use Twitter anymore. It’s been like that for a while. Follow me on Mastodon,” referring to the leftist Twitter alternative that rarely anyone uses.

Another wrote, “This site, despite Space Karen claiming to want ‘balance,’ continues to veer towards becoming a right-wing pandering hell hole. And I’m over it. If you haven’t added me on other sites yet, please do. I’ll be phasing out Twitter now. I’m done.”

The freakout has resulted in complete pandemonium among the far-left, with Pink News adding in anger, “Musk himself has posted several anti-LGBTQ+ tweets in the past, including claims that a “woke mind virus” needs to be defeated, blaming “communist” universities for his trans daughter’s fraught relationship with him, and making false claims about gender-affirming surgery. His historically anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric caused several queer pundits to predict that Twitter’s hateful conduct policy would be changed in future.” 

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