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Twitter suspends Dave Rubin after he shows support for Dr. Jordan Peterson, also suspended

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BlazeTV host Dave Rubin was suspended from Twitter on Tuesday after he complained about Dr. Jordan Peterson's suspension for a tweet about transgender actor Elliot Page, formerly known as Ellen Page.

In an Instagram post, Rubin revealed that he had been placed in Twitter jail "for posting a screenshot of Jordan Peterson's tweet which got he himself suspended."

"While it is unclear how I broke their terms of service, it is clear that they are breaking their fiduciary responsibility to their shareholders by letting a bunch of Woke activists run the company," Rubin wrote.

"I hope Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter goes through so he can blow up their servers and humanity can move past this pervasive, twisted, self-imposed mental institution," he added.

Last week, Peterson was suspended from Twitter for a June 22 tweet sharing an article about Page's character in the Netflix Show "Umbrella Academy" coming out as transgender. The article was titled, "Elliot Page is 'proud' to introduce trans character on 'Umbrella Academy.'"

Peterson shared the article with his 2.8 million followers and wrote, "Remember when pride was a sin?"

"And Ellen Page just had her breasts removed by a criminal person," Peterson tweeted.

Peterson's tweet was flagged for violating Twitter rules against hateful conduct — likely because he used the pronoun "her" and "deadnamed" Page by using the actor's former name, Ellen.

Twitter's hateful conduct policy has rules against "Repeated and/or non-consensual slurs, epithets, racist and sexist tropes, or other content that degrades someone."

"We prohibit targeting others with repeated slurs, tropes or other content that intends to dehumanize, degrade or reinforce negative or harmful stereotypes about a protected category. This includes targeted misgendering or deadnaming of transgender individuals," the rules state.

Peterson was locked out of his account and will not be permitted to use it again until he deletes the offending tweet.

Rubin spoke out against Peterson's suspension, sharing a screenshot of Peterson's offending tweet and writing, "The insanity continues at Twitter. @jordanbpeterson has been suspended for this tweet about Ellen Page. He just told me he will 'never' delete the tweet. Paging @elonmusk."

But this tweet got Rubin suspended too. He referred to Page by the name "Ellen," which violates Twitter rules against deadnaming.

In his Instagram post, Rubin invited his fans to join him at rubinreport.locals.com, a website he created for people to engage with his content without fear of big tech censorship.

Rubin is the third Blaze Media personality in the last month to be targeted by Twitter's content moderators for sharing opinions that violate the company's rules against wrongthink.

On June 13, BlazeTV host Allie Beth Stuckey was locked out of her Twitter account for criticizing a Fox News segment about "a girl whose parents 'transitioned' her into a boy when she was 5 because she apparently told them she was a boy 'before [she] could talk.'" Stuckey said the segment was "maddening & heartbreaking."

And last week, Blaze podcast host Daniel Horowitz was permanently banned from Twitter for violating the platform's rules against "spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19."

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