20 organizations call on YouTube to ban targeted deadnaming and misgendering of trans people. Media Matters has identified several examples of high profile right-wing YouTube creators like Ben Shapiro and Matt Walsh misgendering and deadnaming trans people on the platform. These are forms of harassment that involve using a trans person’s former name or incorrect pronouns. Unlike Twitter, YouTube has no explicit policy protecting trans people from being deliberately misidentified. 20 groups including Media Matters, GLAD, the National LGBTQ Task Force, and CenterLink released a letter calling on YouTube to make its platform a safe place for transgender people by updating its hate speech and harassment policy. They urge the platform that explicitly bans creators from intentionally misidentifying trans people.
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