Trailblazing Trans dating app can automatically detect transphobic language

Butterfly dating app is an app for trans people. It can automatically detect the transphobic messages and correct them to protect the users from being abused. This app has an auto-correct feature which prevents people from sending transphobic abuse to trans users, as per sources.

This app was started by David Ronald Minns, the main goal of the app is to educate cisgender users about hurtful and degrading language through the auto-censor feature.

Its been 13 years, Minns has been developing dating apps. He decided to start Butterfly specifically for the trans people, who can face abuse and discrimination on other dating apps.

“It wasn’t sufficient to simply add transgender as a gender option,” he told media.

“Trans people on other dating apps either have to send a lot of messages and expect high rejection rates or sit back and wait to be contacted, either scenario is far from ideal.”

He added: “On Butterfly, transgender folk can take the lead.”

“Users can select every gender of interest for potential matches and once set, can pick other preferences such as distance, age and activity,” Minns said.

He has also shown his concern to Apple and Google to include this in their apps in their stores which use and allow transphobic language.

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