Twitter is being accused of letting Elliot Page’s deadname trend for approximately 45 minutes despite the platform’s hateful conduct policy.
According to Buzzfeed, Twitter spokesperson Trenton Kennedy confirmed the site had removed Page’s deadname as a trending topic.
The 35-year-old actor’s deadname – the name he used before coming out as a transgender man in 2020 – was trending on Twitter on Tuesday (5 July).
In a statement, Kennedy said that allowing Page’s deadname to trend was a mistake.
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