Nov 12, 2019

Tinder seeks to tackle trans harassment

Many have wrongly had their profiles removed from the app because Tinder imposes an automatic ban if a profile receives lots of complaints. Tinder said many bans had resulted from "Unfair" complaints made about trans people "Simply for being who they are". Boss Elie Seidman said the unfair complaints had been an "Unforeseen consequence" of Tinder's policy that its users should not be able to filter out trans people from the profiles they are shown as potential matches. Many of the messages on Tinder's support channel on Twitter are to trans people who have complained they have been banned or censured because of their gender identity. A trans woman called Avalon told BBC News she had been left "Shocked and confused" after Tinder gave only an automated message mentioning community guidelines as justification for her ban.

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