Elon Musk’s X Walks Back New ‘Gender Pronoun’ Policy after Widespread Backlash – EVOL

Elon Musk’s X social media platform has walked back its new policy to censor users who use the “wrong” “gender pronouns” following a widespread backlash against the rule.

Last week, it emerged that X quietly updated its policies to state that users will be censored if they use the biologically correct pronouns for a person who claims to be “transgender” or “non-binary.”

The new policy would force people to use the wrong pronouns for someone or awkwardly try to refer to “gender-fluid” people with “they/them” pronouns.

X started enforcing revised rules that were detailed in its platform guidelines for users.

Among other things, X added a section to the “Abuse and Harassment” that concerns the use of pronouns.

It also added restriction on speech when referring to a person who claims they are doing the scientifically impossible task of “transitioning” to a different gender.

The “amended” rules came into force at some point between January 24 and 27 this year but were only brought to light last week.

They state that any X user found to be “purposefully” addressing another using a pronoun different than what that user has chosen for themselves, the “offender” will be punished by having their



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