In Limbo

2 Jun 2015

You’ve no doubt heard that former athlete and TV celebrity Bruce Jenner introduced herself yesterday to the world as Caitlyn Jenner on the front cover of Vanity Fair.

Her twitter account, which already has 1.62 million followers,  has an automated twitter bot that correct users who mis-identify Caitlyn Jenner as “he.”

According to Time when a Twitter user refers to Jenner on the social network using the wrong pronoun, the bot—dubbed @she_not_he—tweets a response with a reminder of to use Jenner’s now-preferred female pronoun.

The bot’s about section reads:

I am a bot politely correcting Twitter users who misgender Caitlyn Jenner in their tweets. I might make mistakes reading your tweet!! I’m only human. (Not.)

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