Twitter has updated its content moderation guidelines and has removed a policy that prohibited the targeted misgendering of transgender people.
The 2018 policy stated that it violated Twitter’s rules to purposefully call a transgender person by the wrong name or pronouns.
According to GLAAD, this unannounced change to the hateful content guidelines occurred in early April.
Twitter’s guidelines still say that users may not attack others based on their gender, gender identity, or sexuality.
Since Elon Musk’s takeover, the platform has disbanded its Trust and Safety Council and reinstated the accounts of previously banned users like author Jordan Peterson and conservative satire outlet The Babylon Bee, both of which were sanctioned for the targeted harassment of transgender people.