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TWITTER Accused of Limiting Views of LGBT Tweets and Targeting Accounts.

TWITTER Accused of Limiting Views of LGBT Tweets and Targeting Accounts.

Twitter has an “Adult Behavior” TOS rule. Who knew?

The UK-based research collective has claimed that words such as “trans,” “gay,” “lesbian,” “queer,” and “bisexual” are being de-boosted on the social media website.

While the tweets containing these words themselves are not banned on the platform, the company’s approach to selecting which tweets can appear with a preview pane in direct messages might be a new content moderation approach according to the  Trans Safety Network .

Musk, who has never been a supporter of the LGBT community and his company have also been accused of targeting accounts with LGBT accounts over anything that can be slightly “abusive’ or “offensive” using its new, never announced and selectively enforced “Adult Nudity” rule. Many gay-centric porn sites have recently disappeared or been banned outright while STR8 porn flourishes.

As for targeting for imagined slights. Those against the GOP are immediately banned but But Twitter has no problem with MAGA and the GOP expounding hate and in some cases violence against our community. (Libs of TikTok anyone?)

But I received a 7 day ban for the following tweet for “Abusive Behavior”:

A 7 day ban for a turn of of phrase. All because it was against Jim Jordan.

In the 12 hours after Elon Musk closed the deal, instances of homophobic and racial slurs on the platform also shot up by 500%, according to an organization that studies social media activity.

Combating homophobia and abuse was a problem when Jack Dorsey owned the site. Since Musk’s takeover homophobia thrives and in some cases is encouraged and there is definitive targeting by the platform itself against LGBT users.

It’s time for Twitter and Elon Musk to go.

But since they won’t maybe we should.

NYC: Six Gang members Indicted in the “Roofie” Murders Of NYC Gay Men

NYC: Six Gang members Indicted in the “Roofie” Murders Of NYC Gay Men

Violence and crime has risen dramatically for the LGBT community harkening back to the past thanks to the homophobic GOP.

Earlier this month we reported on he deaths of two gay men in 2022 have been labeled homicides by NYC’s s medical examiner. The men Julio Ramirez and John Umberger were found dead and had their bank accounts emptied. Both had gone to gay bars and had last been seen with several men.

Arrests have been made by the NYPD

Via The New York Post:

“Six members of a gang that preyed on gay men at Hell’s Kitchen nightclubs have been indicted over the “roofie” murders of John Umberger and Julio Ramirez last year. Warrants were issued Friday afternoon for the arrest of three of the men for first-degree murder, while all six men have been hit with charges of grand larceny and first-degree robbery as well as conspiracy to drug and rob at least a dozen victims. Umberger, 33, and Ramirez, 25, died from “acute intoxication” from a mix of fentanyl, cocaine, ethanol and other drugs, the city Medical Examiner found on March 3. Both men were victims of homicides caused by “drug-facilitated thefts,” after leaving the Q NYC and Ritz Bar and Lounge gay nightclubs, the ME found.”

NYPD Police said at least 16 people, mostly men, were drugged and robbed in Manhattan between Sept. 19, 2021 and Aug. 14, 2022. Roughly half of them overdosed on the powerful, toxic drugs.