Twitter quietly removes Transgender protections from Conduct Policy

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(New York, NY) -- Twitter is removing protections for transgender people in its hateful conduct policy.

The policy states that the social media platform doesn't allow "slurs, tropes or other content that intends to degrade or reinforce negative or harmful stereotypes about a protected category."

Previously, CNN reports that statement was followed up with a sentence saying "This includes targeted misgendering or deadnaming of transgender individuals." Now, Twitter has quietly removed that line. GLAAD, an LGBTQ advocacy group, put out a statement calling out the change, calling Twitter "unsafe" for both users and advertisers.

That comes as CEO Elon Musk tries to win back advertisers after some paused spending over hesitancy about policy changes.