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Twitter suspends Jordan Peterson for a post that references a transgender actor | netflix | PragerU

Best-selling author and psychologist Jordan Peterson has been banned from Twitter after he made comments related to a transgender actor, his daughter Mikhaila Peterson said on the platform.

“Wow. @jordanbpeterson got a notice on Twitter.” wrote. “No more twitter until I delete the tweet. Definitely not a free speech platform right now @elonmusk.”

The Twitter post included screenshots of comments Jordan Peterson had made about Canadian actor and producer Elliot Page, the “Juno” star whose name was Ellen Page prior to December 2020.

“Remember when pride was a sin? And Ellen Page just had her breasts removed by a criminal doctor.” Peterson wrote on June 22while sharing a post on Twitter from the New York Post about how Page is “’proud’ to introduce a trans character” in a Netflix series called “Umbrella Academy”.

“Umbrella Academy” incorporated Page’s gender change in its third season, where the character Vanya was renamed Viktor. Netflix told The AV Club in late March that Page’s character was set to “come out as transgender in season 3 and henceforth be known as Viktor Hargreeves.”

“You violated company rules”

In screenshots shared by Mikhaila Peterson on Wednesday, Twitter said her father’s post violated the company’s rules on “hateful conduct.”

“You may not promote violence, threaten, or harass other people based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious illness,” Twitter said.

Twitter said it temporarily limited some of the features of Jordan Peterson’s account so that he can only browse Twitter and only send direct messages to his followers. “[N]or Tweets, Retweets, Fleets, Followers or Likes,” Twitter said.

“Your account will be restored to full functionality in: 12 hours and 0 minutes,” the company added. “You can start your countdown and continue on Twitter once you: Remove content that violates our Rules.”

Twitter also provided an option to contact its support team in case Peterson thinks the company made a mistake.

Meanwhile, on Jordan Peterson’s Twitter page, the company displayed the following message in place of the Twitter post: “This Tweet violated Twitter’s rules.”

Peterson will “never” delete the post

Dave Rubin, a political commentator and host of “The Rubin Report,” said Peterson had told him that he would “never” delete the post from Twitter.

“The madness continues on Twitter. @jordanbpeterson has been suspended for this tweet about Ellen Page. He simply told me that he will ‘never’ delete the tweet”, said Rubin.

PragerU, a nonprofit organization that produces conservative educational videos, launched a petition on Wednesday to “free Jordan Peterson”.

“Twitter continues its assault on free speech. PragerU has been fighting big tech censorship for years. Now our friend and PragerU host Jordan Peterson is the latest to be blocked from his Twitter account and we must show him our support,” the group said on its petitions website.

“Twitter locked Jordan’s account and demanded that he delete the offending tweet in order to have his account reinstated,” the message read.

“Jordan Peterson is one of the greatest and most respected thinkers in the world today. He has made several videos with PragerU that showcase his brilliant mind and impart wisdom on living a good life. We are collecting signatures from our PragerU audience to send to Twitter and demand that they stop censoring Jordan Peterson and others. Let’s show Jordan that we support him and his right to free speech.

“PragerU supports Jordan Peterson. Everyone should be able to say what they want to say. Claiming that your opinion is ‘hateful’, that it promotes violence, or that it threatens or harasses someone is an outright lie. Let’s not let Twitter get away with it.”

Peterson is best known for his book “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos,” which has topped bestseller lists in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.


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