It didn't have to be this way, Twitter.
Maybe if Twitter had actually enforced its policies, it wouldn't have become the type of hellhole a guy like Elon Musk would want to buy.
In September 2018, Twitter announced a major expansion of its Trust & Safety guidelines, establishing for the first time that harassing trans people by “deadnaming” and/or “misgendering”1 At the time, I noticed a lot of the online discourse about the decision being about how this was an “attack on free speech,” and thought that it might be worthwhile to …
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