Twitter’s Trust And Safety Head Resigns Amid Anti-Transgender Video Controversy – Twitter News

Twitter nowadays looks like it’s hostile against and not a friend of the transgender community. 

The social media platform’s head of trust and safety, Ella Irwin, confirmed on Friday she has resigned from the company, news on Reuters said. This was after the owner, Elon Musk, endorsed an anti-transgender film on the platform.

But it has been a ‘once-in-a-lifetime experience’

Despite Irwin’s resignation, she said her stint at Twitter has been a “once-in-a-lifetime experience.” 

“I know there’s been a lot of speculation regarding what happened,” she tweeted. “I did resign but this has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I’m so thankful to have worked with this amazing team of passionate, creative and hardworking people. Will be cheering you all and Twitter as you go!”

Irwin’s Twitter account, @ellagirwin, is still up on Twitter as of press time, and it has not been deactivated. 

She is the second trust and safety executive to quit Twitter since the billionaire acquired the platform and implemented policies that sounded controversial to netizens. 

Since Musk took over Twitter last October, it has spurred controversial policies, such as sacking many of the platform’s staff, suspending journalists, readmitting banned accounts, and charging fees for previously free features, among many others. 

“I don’t care,” Musk said. “I’ll say what I want to say and if the consequence of that is losing money, so be it.”

Anti-transgender film

Irwin’s resignation came after the publication of a full-length film that hurls against the transgender community, posted on Twitter. Even the billionaire reposted the movie on his Twitter account.

The film, titled “What is a Woman?”, is a 2022 online movie by Matt Walsh of The Daily Wire, a conservative news website and media company. “What is a Woman?” urges intolerance of transgender people and opposes medical intervention for transgender children. 

Even Musk reposted the film on his Twitter account, tweeting, “Every parent should watch this. Consenting adults should do whatever makes them happy, provided it does not harm others, but a child is not capable of consent, which is why we have laws protecting minors.”

The film has already garnered over 89 million views, and the Twitter CEO’s repost of it has already garnered over 140,000 retweets. 

A politician also supports the film, replying to it with a “100” emoji. 

Meanwhile, netizen @Cryptosilky1 called the video a “masterpiece.” 

“He is on humanity’s side. Which side are you?” said @mtmikey11, on the other hand. 

This was not the first time Twitter had done something to hurt the transgender community. Last month, as previously reported on PVP Live, Twitter quietly and covertly removed a particular statement in its policy that had been protecting transgender people from hateful conduct on the platform. 

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