Twitter Removes Policy Forbidding Misgendering, Deadnaming Transgender Individuals

  • Social media platform Twitter has removed its Policy against the “targeted misgendering or deadnaming of transgender individuals” following a series of conservative accounts suspended for “violating” its rule.
  • The term “Deadnaming” is used by the LGBTQIA+ community to describe a person’s given name being used after they have begun identifying as another gender (under a new name.)
  • Since 2018, the Twitter policy has designated using a person’s given name after transitioning or intentionally “misgendering” as a form of harassment against transgender individuals.