Not Enough Censorship: GLAAD FAILS Big Tech Platforms on LGBTQ ‘Safety’ Online

July 15th, 2022 4:23 PM

Woke pro-LGBTQ group GLAAD just gave five Big Tech platforms a failing score on LGBTQ “safety” online. 

“They don’t have enforcement,” GLAAD CEO Sarah Kate Ellis claimed July 14 on CBS Mornings.

Radical LGBTQ+ organization GLAAD published a report giving five major social media companies failing grades for “safety” related to LGBTQ+ users. Ironically, GLAAD complained that Big Tech is censoring LGBTQ+ people online, while the organization simultaneously demanded a massive increase in censorship of supposedly bothersome content. 

Ellis called for government intervention on social media while discussing the report on air.

GLAAD gave all five social media platforms it assessed – Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube – scores in the 40s out of 100 for LGBTQ+ “safety,” and gave individual scores across multiple categories. 

Meta-owned Instagram had the highest score at 48 percent, while TikTok had the lowest score at 43 percent. But all five platforms scored 100 percent for “Policy commitment to protect LGBTQ users.”



Notably, TikTok had the highest score for “Actions to restrict harmful content,” at 57.14 percent. Chinese Communist Party (CCP)-controlled ByteDance owns TikTok, and recent revelations indicate that Chinese employees have direct access to U.S. TikTok user data. 

Several platforms received a zero for “Targeted deadnaming and misgendering prohibition” in the GLAAD report, but GLAAD gave TikTok 100 percent and Twitter 91.67 percent in this category. Twitter just caused a controversy by suspending psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson from its platform for supposedly “deadnaming” celebrity “Elliot” Page, who now identifies as a man. Ellis cited this instance while talking to CBS, and “deadnamed” Page, saying, “her deadna—his deadname was used.”

A targeted group harassment bar graph on page 13 of the report did not name Christians, even though anti-Christian hatred and violence have escalated since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last month.

GLAAD aggressively demanded censorship of “conversion therapy,” which it called “torture.” 

Some detransitioners, or individuals who return to their biological sex, recently spoke out to describe both the harm transgender ideology caused them and how much persecution and hate they receive for not wanting to be “transgender” anymore.

Ellis claimed on CBS that online hate has motivated over 300 “anti-LGBTQ bills” to be introduced in state legislatures across the country. One such piece of legislation would presumably be Florida’s bill restricting radical and explicit sexualized content in elementary schools.

GLAAD’s Social Media Safety Index Advisory Committee includes leftist, pro-censorship podcast host Kara Swisher, a “performer” named Alok who identifies as “they/them,” and Fight for the Future Director Evan Greer, who identifies as “she/they.”

The report cited the leftist Media Matters for America in stating that “Conservative media” are using Facebook to spread “anti-trans narratives.” GLAAD failed to note that this alleged “anti-trans” content includes scientifically based objections to gender reassignment surgery.

Conservatives are under attack. Contact your representatives and demand that Big Tech be held to account to mirror the First Amendment. If you have been censored, contact us at the Media Research Center contact form, and help us hold Big Tech accountable.