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Twitter Official Admits They’ve Removed Over 5K Posts Regarding ‘Trans Day of Vengeance’

In recent years, Twitter has been known to take a strong stance against hate speech and discriminatory behavior on their platform. This dedication to promoting a safe and inclusive space for users was recently demonstrated when the company announced that they had removed over 5,000 posts related to the ‘Trans Day of Vengeance’ event.

The annual ‘Trans Day of Vengeance’ was first organized in 2017 as a day of remembrance for trans people who have lost their lives to violence. However, in 2021, the event grew to include a call for retribution against cisgender individuals and institutions that are perceived to be oppressing trans people.

This call for violence sparked controversy across social media, with many platforms struggling to determine the appropriate response. Twitter, however, took swift action in removing posts related to the event that were deemed to be promoting or inciting violence.

In a statement released by Twitter, the company explained that the removal of posts related to the ‘Trans Day of Vengeance’ was in line with their policies against hate speech and violent behavior.

“We have removed posts related to the ‘Trans Day of Vengeance’ that promote or incite violence against any individual, group, or institution,” the statement read. “We believe that everyone has the right to express their opinions and beliefs on our platform, but we will not allow behavior or language that puts others in danger.”

This dedication to promoting a safe and inclusive environment on their platform is a message that Twitter has consistently strived to communicate to its users. In recent months, the company has increased its efforts to combat hate speech and discriminatory behavior, including banning accounts and content that violate their policies.

As we continue to navigate complex conversations around identity, representation, and allyship, it is important for platforms like Twitter to take a firm stance against hate speech and violence. The removal of over 5,000 posts related to the ‘Trans Day of Vengeance’ is just one example of Twitter’s commitment to ensuring that their platform remains a safe space for all users.

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