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FACEBOOK: It’s 'Hate Speech' to Deny Someone’s 'Gender Identity'


Included in Facebook’s December 19, 2019, Community Standards update, the denial of one’s “gender identity” could constitute “hate speech.”

Within the new Community Standards on “hate speech,” “statements denying existence” based on “gender identity” are now prohibited, according to Reclaim The Net.

Facebook users can adopt a custom gender identity which would mean the possibilities for the existence of gender identities is potentially unlimited – and arbitrary.

In its Community Standards, Facebook says that its rules on “hate speech” apply to “protected characteristics” which are defined as “race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, caste, sex, gender, gender identity, and serious disease or disability.”

Aside from a Facebook user’s ability to customize their gender identity, Facebook offers over 50 pre-fabricated gender identities to choose from.

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Reclaim The Net lists the wide array of identities:

  1. ender
  2. Androgyne
  3. Androgynous
  4. Bigender
  5. Cis
  6. Cisgender
  7. Cis Female
  8. Cis Male
  9. Cis Man
  10. Cis Woman
  11. Cisgender Female
  12. Cisgender Male
  13. Cisgender Man
  14. Cisgender Woman
  15. Female to Male
  16. FTM
  17. Gender Fluid
  18. Gender Nonconforming
  19. Gender Questioning
  20. Gender Variant
  21. Genderqueer
  22. Intersex
  23. Male to Female
  24. MTF
  25. Neither
  26. Neutrois
  27. Non-binary
  28. Other
  29. Pangender
  30. Trans
  31. Trans*
  32. Trans Female
  33. Trans* Female
  34. Trans Male
  35. Trans* Male
  36. Trans Man
  37. Trans* Man
  38. Trans Person
  39. Trans* Person
  40. Trans Woman
  41. Trans* Woman
  42. Transfeminine
  43. Transgender
  44. Transgender Female
  45. Transgender Male
  46. Transgender Man
  47. Transgender Person
  48. Transgender Woman
  49. Transmasculine
  50. Transsexual
  51. Transsexual Female
  52. Transsexual Male
  53. Transsexual Man
  54. Transsexual Person
  55. Transsexual Woman
  56. Two-Spirit

Punishments for breaches of Community Standards could range from warnings to bans.

In the Community Standards, Facebook states:

“The consequences for violating our Community Standards vary depending on the severity of the violation and the person’s history on the platform. For instance, we may warn someone for a first violation, but if they continue to violate our policies, we may restrict their ability to post on Facebook or disable their profile. We also may notify law enforcement when we believe there is a genuine risk of physical harm or a direct threat to public safety.”

Facebook has collaborated with foreign governments to clamp down on so-called “hate speech.”

Facebook also faced hefty fines for failing to remove “hate speech” on their platforms.


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