Tinder seeks to tackle trans harassment


Tinder is making changes to improve the treatment of transgender people on its app.

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”.

Transgender women had been particularly affected by the complaints and subsequent harassment, it said.And it would now give more feedback on why complaints had been made.

‘Safe platform

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.

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