People on Social Media Harass LGBTQ Perverts with Impunity, Report Alleges

Can’t nobody take my pride (Uh-uh, uh-uh)
Can’t nobody hold me down
Oh, no
I got to keep on movin’


Social media platforms including Facebook and TikTok are failing to stop hate and threats against LGBTQ users, a report issued Wednesday from advocacy group GLAAD found.

Those are some of the internet’s most vulnerable users, with a majority of LGBTQ people saying they’ve faced menacing posts or comments when they’re scrolling through social media. But it’s unclear how social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube are handling those threats.

Instead of protecting their users, GLAAD says in the report, the tech companies are safeguarding information about how they respond to those attacks, revealing few details about how often they take down posts or accounts that push hate speech or harass LGBTQ users.


“The reality is, there’s very little transparency and very little accountability,” said Jenni Olson, GLAAD’s director for social media safety and author of the report. “And people feel helpless.”

Los Angeles resident Peter Sapinsky, a gay musician who said he has faced harassment in the online gaming community, shared screenshots with The Associated Press of dozens of messages he’s sent to YouTube about users and videos that use racist and homophobic slurs. YouTube has responded to only some of the messages, he said.

Sapinsky, 29, said some use YouTube to livestream themselves harassing people at Pride parades. They quickly delete those live videos once they’ve wrapped to evade being detected by YouTube for violating its policies against hate speech, he said. He listed a series of homophobic slurs he’s heard in videos posted by users who are still operating on the site.

“YouTube doesn’t do anything about it,” Sapinsky said. “For someone who says they don’t allow hate on the website, they sure do.”

A Twitter spokesperson said in a statement that the company was discussing the report’s findings with GLAAD. A statement from TikTok did not directly address the report but said the company is working to create an “inclusive environment.”

GLAAD recommended that the platforms start releasing the training methods for content moderators as well as the number of accounts and posts the companies remove for violating rules designed to protect LGBTQ users.

GLAAD’s report examines the policies and actions Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and Twitter have implemented around LGBTQ issues.

Some users bully LGBTQ people on social media by misgendering or deadnaming them. One example came last month, when a conservative social media pundit sent a swarm of Twitter users to harass transgender actor Elliot Page with the wrong pronoun and name. That Twitter user was suspended under the company’s hateful conduct policy.

Is there such a thing as “deadpicturing” trannies? It would be funny to get trannies to demand the removal of all past pictures of them from the internet.

She used to be sort of cute.

She was cute in that stupid emo movie where she got pregnant.

I guess this is like, a new solution to hitting the wall for used up old skanks – “oh well, I’m a man now then!”

The basic fact is that there is so much tranny hate that you can’t stop it without actually arresting people to create the real chilling effect. Twitter’s staff is already like 90% censorship people. I don’t even think that’s a fake number. At least 80% of the staff is doing stuff related to censorship.

The company is losing money, and if the Elon deal really fails, they’re going to be headed down MySpace Road. So trying to block all of the tranny hate is just not logistically possible. The AI can’t figure out all of the codewords that people use, so allowing AI to ban people outright for anything other than “I hate niggers” would break the site.