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Twitter Restores Anti-Trans Accounts and Fuels Hate, Groups Say

  • Advocates say Colorado attack shows rhetoric leads to violence
  • Study shows anti-LGBTQ activity increased fourfold last year
Elon Musk

Elon Musk

Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk is restoring a string of accounts previously suspended for harassing transgender people, rolling back protections for the LGBTQ community as the country confronts the aftermath of a shooting in a Colorado gay club that left five people dead and dozens wounded. 

Advocates say the shooting on Saturday highlights the potential real-world violence that can stem from rhetoric against the trans community. They noted that anti-trans abuse has been mounting on the platform since the shooting.