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#WomenBoycottTwitter in support of Rose McGowan

From Al Jazeera - October 13, 2017

Several thousand women are boycotting Twitter on Friday after the platform temporarily suspended the account of US TV actress Rose McGowan.

She is one of the actresses accusing Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct.

The boycott calls for a one-day break from Twitter using the #WomenBoycottTwitter hashtag, in response to Twitter's speech rules, which the protesters say are silencing women.

McGowantook to Instagram to tell her 484.000 followers that Twitter had blocked her account for 12 hours for violating the privacy rules of the social media platform.

Her caption read "TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME. THERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK. BE MY VOICE".

Twitter said it had been in touch with McGowan and that it suspended her account "because one of her Tweets included a private phone number, which violates" the platform's Terms of Service.

The case caused mass outrage online with people joining the #WomenBoycottTwitter movement, accusing the platform of trying to silence McGowan.

christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 13, 2017
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