This did not go down well with Twitter which updated its policy on hateful conduct late last year.
The new Twitter policy prohibits targeting individuals with repeated slurs, tropes or other content that intends to dehumanise, degrade or reinforce negative or harmful stereotypes about a protected category. This includes targeted misgendering or deadnaming of transgender individuals.
Murphy alleged that changing the hateful conduct policy without alerting the public amounted to violation of Twitter's agreement with users.
Twitter called the lawsuit "meritless" and added that it "will vigorously defend itself against this suit", said the report.
Twitter believes that some groups of people, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, are disproportionately targeted with abuse online and therefore need extra protection.
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