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Twitter CEO Finds Himself In Hot Water Over Tweets

Twitter users dug up a handful of tweets posted by the social media platform’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, leading to criticism of his comments. One tweet, in particular, led people to accuse the tech giant of being “transphobic.” In a post from 2006, Dorsey called his aeroplane seatmate a “transvestite.” The attention comes just weeks after Twitter announced additional stipulations to its Hateful Conduct Policy meant to protect the transgender community. In addition to forbidding any “slurs, tropes or other content that intends to dehumanize, degrade or reinforce negative or harmful stereotypes,” the policy now includes restrictions on “misgendering” or “dead-naming” transgender individuals. An unidentified man holds a sign that reads “Trans Rights Are Human Rights” at the Women’s March on New York City on January 21, 2017 in New York. Shutterstock/Justin Starr Another Dorsey tweet that began to circulate Sunday morning appears to match up to an old picture of him…

PayPal Bans Social Network After Pittsburgh Shooter’s Profile Surfaces

Social network service Gab has been banned from using PayPal after the anti-Semitic profile of the man suspected of gunning down multiple people at a Pittsburgh synagogue Saturday morning gained attention. However, in a statement to The Verge, PayPal made its reasoning more clear: “The company is diligent in performing reviews and taking account actions. When a site is explicitly allowing the perpetuation of hate, violence or discriminatory intolerance, we take immediate and decisive action.” PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 27: Police rapid response team members respond to the site of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood on October 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. According to reports, at least 12 people were shot, 4 dead and three police officers hurt during the incident. The shooter surrendered to authorities and was taken into custody. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images) Gab brands itself as “The Home of…

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