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    Twitter Officially Bans ‘Misgendering’ in Terms of Service

    After banning journalist Laura Loomer this week for making completely factual statements about an elected U.S. government official, Twitter has reaffirmed its commitment to freedom of expression by reportedly banning the “misgendering” of transgendered people.
    “We prohibit targeting individuals with repeated slurs, tropes or other content that intends to dehumanize, degrade or reinforce negative or harmful stereotypes about a protected category, the updated terms of service say. “This includes targeted misgendering or deadnaming of transgender individuals.”
    “Deadnaming” is apparently the practice of referring to a trans person by their given name, instead of the name they have chosen during their transition.
    “These offensive techniques—which involve using the wrong gender to refer to a trans person or a trans person’s old name—are often used on Twitter to insult and erase trans people’s identities and right to exist,” said PinkNews.


    The punishment for misgendering can include permanent suspension if the rule is broken too many times. How many is too many? That is left undefined, meaning that it will be completely subjectively assessed by Silicon Valley giant. Twitter’s terms of service now also explicitly ban “engaging primarily in abusive behavior,” which, of course, is also completely subjective in nature.

    More at: https://bigleaguepolitics.com/new-lu...ms-of-service/
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    The new ToS is too easy to game; anyone can claim to have been "misgendered" during an argument. How is Twitter to know? How will they decide who has been misgendered?

    I predict quite a bit of chaos.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RJ Liberty View Post
    The new ToS is too easy to game; anyone can claim to have been "misgendered" during an argument. How is Twitter to know? How will they decide who has been misgendered?

    I predict quite a bit of chaos.
    Chaos? Only if they try to apply this new policy in some half-assed "objective" way. But why would they do that?

    No ... I somehow doubt Twitter is going to have too much trouble at all when deciding who gets banned and who doesn't ...

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    They suspended my account unless I delete some tweets, lol, aint going to happen. It's not like it's some great loss.
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    The man did not think clearly. It was almost as if he had brain cancer of something.
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    I wonder what Bruce Jenner thinks about this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    I wonder what Bruce Jenner thinks about this?

    Reported for "misgendering."
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCTelander View Post
    Reported for "misgendering."
    Of course. And the bonus is that the gov-internet complex has decided that it doesn’t matter on which platform or application the infraction occurs. Facebook will ban you for something that you post anywhere, at any time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    I wonder what Bruce Jenner thinks about this?
    You killed Caitlyn Marie Jenner with your "deadnaming." I didn't even know it was a thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aGameOfThrones View Post
    You killed Caitlyn Marie Jenner with your "deadnaming." I didn't even know it was a thing.
    Lol, wut?
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    Not going to happen.
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    The man did not think clearly. It was almost as if he had brain cancer of something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    Lol, wut?
    “This includes targeted misgendering or deadnaming of transgender individuals.”

    “Deadnaming”
    is apparently the practice of referring to a trans person by their given name, instead of the name they have chosen during their transition.

    “These offensive techniques—which involve using the wrong gender to refer to a trans person or a trans person’s old name—are often used on Twitter to insult and erase trans people’s identities and right to exist,” said PinkNews.
    New ToS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Of course. And the bonus is that the gov-internet complex has decided that it doesn’t matter on which platform or application the infraction occurs. Facebook will ban you for something that you post anywhere, at any time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aGameOfThrones View Post
    New ToS
    Imagine trying to explain this $#@! to future generations if the world reverts back to sanity.
    "The Patriarch"

    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post

    Not going to happen.
    Quote Originally Posted by Schifference View Post
    The man did not think clearly. It was almost as if he had brain cancer of something.
    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    I missed out on the dick pills , they any good ?

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    An internet bill of rights is sounding a lot nicer by the day...



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