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Twitter, despite its policy of hateful behavior, has been accused of Elliot Page’s deadname trend

Twitter is accused of leaving Elliot Page’s name dead for about 45 minutes despite the platform’s hateful conduct policy.

The 35-year-old actor’s dead name – the name he used before coming out as a transgender man in 2020 – was trending on Twitter on Tuesday (July 5).

According to Twitter’s hateful behavior policy, users are prohibited from “targeting others with repeated insults, phrases, or other content intended to dehumanize, disparage, or reinforce negative or harmful stereotypes about a protected category.”

“This also includes the deliberate false determination of gender or the naming of transgender people.”

Corresponding buzz feedTwitter spokesman Trenton Kennedy confirmed that the site had removed Page’s dead name as a trending topic.

In a statement, Kennedy said allowing Page’s dead name to trend was a mistake.

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“The term you referred to should not have appeared in trends, and it has since been removed and is no longer allowed to appear in trends,” Kennedy said. “Our teams are constantly evaluating our internal processes to prevent this from happening.”

The Independent has reached out to Page representatives for comment.

Last week, Canadian psychologist and author Jordan Peterson tweeted about the Umbrella Academy Star was reportedly taken offline for violating the social media platform’s rules against hateful behavior.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/elliot-page-ellen-twitter-trend-b2116693.html Twitter, despite its policy of hateful behavior, has been accused of Elliot Page’s deadname trend

JOE HERNANDEZ

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