20 organizations call on YouTube to ban targeted deadnaming and misgendering of trans people

Media Matters has identified several examples of high-profile right-wing YouTube creators -- like Ben Shapiro and Matt Walsh -- misgendering and deadnaming trans people on the platform. These are forms of harassment that involve using a trans person's former name or incorrect pronouns, and, unlike Twitter, YouTube has no explicit policy protecting trans people from being deliberately misidentified. 

Twenty groups including Media Matters have released a letter calling on YouTube to make its platform a safer place for transgender people by updating its hate speech and harassment policies. We urge the platform to create a policy that explicitly bans creators from intentionally misidentifying trans people: