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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…

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