Musk explains X ‘misgendering’ rules are due to Brazilian court ruling and apply there alone

X owner Elon Musk has seemingly fixed his platform’s “misgendering” rules everywhere outside of Brazil, where a court ruling upholds them.

Musk has been busy this week responding to complaints on X when the platform reinstated its rules against “posts that purposefully use different pronouns to address someone other than what that person uses for themselves, or that use a previous name that someone no longer goes by as part of their transition.” When Musk took over the platform, he swiftly removed the rule titled “Use of Prior Names and Pronouns” in April 2023.

At first, Musk tried to explain away the policy as just being “about repeated, targeted harassment of a particular person.” Then on Saturday, he provided another explanation.

“Turns out this was due to a
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