Twitter’s rules against hateful conduct ensure users cannot “promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, caste, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease.”
While the tweet no longer appears on Peterson’s timeline, the psychologist told the National Post that he would “rather die” than delete it.
Peterson claimed: “There are no rules on Twitter except ‘don’t do what we don’t like today’. They are always applied post hoc by algorithms and idiots bent on maintaining their woke superiority.”
A spokesperson for Twitter told indy100: "The Tweet referenced violated the Twitter Rules on hateful conduct. The account owner will need to delete the violative Tweet before regaining full access to their account.
"Per that policy, we prohibit targeting others with repeated slurs, tropes or other content that intends to dehumanise, degrade or reinforce negative or harmful stereotypes about a protected category. This includes targeted misgendering or deadnaming of transgender individuals."
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