what caitlyn jenner wants…
well you know the rest.
so you know how she made her appearance at the espys and blah blah blah?
well instagram and twitter decided to censor what everyone had to say.
so chances are if you were talkin’ shit then no one saw it.
the daily mail had this to say…
Instagram and Twitter have hidden the hash tag ‘CaitlynJenner’ to conceal hateful and abusive comments as the former Olympian received her ESPY award on Tuesday.
Users who type #CaitlynJenner into the search bar of either site now will be met with a stream of positive messages in the ‘most recent’ column.
It is a good-hearted sample of millions of comments – many transphobic, aggressive, and threatening.
Instagram spokesman Gabe Madway told Daily Mail Online: ‘Content that appears in the Most Recent section of trending hashtags can be abused because the photos that appear in that section are highly visible.
‘To address this kind of abuse, we may restrict the visibility of the content that appears under a hashtag. We review this section regularly and content can then re-appear – so people may see different content in that section within a short period of time.’
Twitter has tripled its number of ‘safety employees’ in recent months, and expanded its definition of violent threats in April.
The block came into force during Caitlyn’s 10-minute acceptance speech, in which she issued an appeal for compassion on behalf of trans youth.
Millions tuned in to watch the ceremony, and afterward social media was flooded with positive comments.
However, it did not take long for cynical tweets to appear questioning why she had been chosen for the award above other potential honorees.
Tweets complained that ESPN had chosen Jenner simply for publicity reasons, while others implied that money was involved.
An outcry erupted when late teenage basketball player Lauren Hill, was passed over for the award.
Hill achieved her goal of playing college basketball while battling an inoperable brain tumor and raising money for cancer research.
The ESPYs announced a special tribute to Hill on Tuesday saying that it had been planned all along.
Jenner’s detractors included Hollywood director Peter Berg.
The 51-year-old creator of Friday Night Lights took to his Instagram to share a meme featuring a side-by-side comparison picture of the reality star and an amputee soldier with two artificial legs.
The caption included on the image was certainly controversial as it began: ‘One Man traded 2 legs for the freedom of the other to trade 2 balls for 2 boobs.’
Berg later backtracked from his offensive posting, tweeting the following day: ‘I have the utmost respect for Caitlyn Jenner and I am a strong supporter of equality and the rights of trans people everywhere.’
By way of comment about the block, Twitter spokesman Nu Wexler referred Daily Mail Online to an interview with Vijaya Gadde in the Washington Post in April.
She said: ‘We have seen this type of behavior time and time again, including during GamerGate and other incidents involving both public figures and other individuals, so we are changing our approach to this problem, in some ways that won’t be readily apparent and in others that will be.
‘In addition to improving users’ ability to control their own Twitter experiences, in recent months we have invested heavily in tools and enforcement solutions that enable us to better detect, act on and limit the reach of abusive content.’
when people are going in on another’s favs,
or even kim kardashian…
there is absolutely no censoring of tweets.
caitlyn jenner gets up there,
courageous because she is finally able to put on a dress,
and we hiding hash tags now?
get rid of her.
that is absolutely ridiculous.
would they have put a censors on this if she was black?
hell i doubt she would have won a “courage” award,
let me get comfy before you answer.
lowkey: tyga got his ass handed to him for a transgender outing him.
he was chased off twitter with pitch forks.
and others who chose to be in the spotlight,
can take a beatin’ then lets not spoil caitlyn.
article credited: daily mail