After Elliot Page’s dead name became popular online, Twitter took it down

by Sourabh

Elliot Page’s deadname was taken from Twitter after it was posted in the site’s trending page for at least 45 minutes.

When someone refers to a transgender or non-binary person by the name they used before transitioning (The Umbrella Academy actor, who uses he/him and they/them pronouns, came out as trans in 2020 and began using the name Elliot).

Elliot’s name became popular as a result of transphobic trolling initiated by right-wing psychologist Jordan Peterson. Peterson’s Twitter account was terminated last month for breaking “Twitter Rules on Hateful Conduct” after he repeatedly misgendered and deadnamed Elliot, claiming to have had his “breasts removed by a criminal physician.”

Following Peterson’s suspension, a number of conservatives began to harass Elliot by repeatedly using their deadname, causing their name to trend online.

Later, a Twitter representative named Trenton Kennedy told Buzzfeed News that the site had taken Elliot’s deadname off the list of trending topics because it broke Twitter’s hateful conduct policy, which says that users can’t say mean things about other people “targeting others with repeated slurs, tropes, or other content that is meant to dehumanize, degrade, or reinforce negative or harmful stereotypes about a protected category. This includes giving transgender people the wrong name or no name at all “.

The sentence said: “The term you mentioned should not have been in Trends, and it has since been taken out and is no longer allowed to be there. Our teams are always looking at how we do things internally to prevent this from happening.”

Elliot Page’s dead name: News

Later, “Elliot Page” became popular again, but this time people shared tweets of support for him.

“Wish everyone who named Elliot Page dead this morning would choke on a bag of dickheads, die, and go to hell,” said one person.

Someone else tweeted: “It’s really sad that Elliot Page is now being used as a beachhead in a culture war that transphobic con artists can keep attacking in the name of tech censorship martyrdom. Just let the guy act in movies and stay out of his way, and everything will be fine.”