Why are some women boycotting Twitter?


Women across the world are holding a day-long Twitter boycott to call attention to the treatment of women on social media, sparked by the uproar over actress Rose McGowan's account being temporarily suspended following her allegations against Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Rose McGowan - one of many actresses to have spoken out about Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual abuse and harassment - has been slapped with a temporary suspension from Twitter.

In the wake of Rose McGowan's temporary suspension from Twitter, many women - including some celebrities - chose to join the #WomenBoycottTwitter protest on Friday in support of victims of sexual assault who have been silenced in the past.

Twitter has faced frequent criticism for failing to address the torrents of abusive comments directed at women, minorities and those who speak out against abuse.

"Twitter has suspended me", McGowan wrote in all caps. "I TOLD HIM TO STOP DOING THAT" you said that to my face. She also asked her "Rose Army" to "be (her) voice" while she was barred from tweeting.

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Twitter's response, in light of its decision to allow President Donald Trump to effectively tweet anything due to "newsworthiness", had the Left seething and demanding more social media censorship-just not for liberals. The company added that it is now in touch with McGowan.

Uploading a screenshot with a message from Twitter stating she can not send tweets or retweets from her account, unless she deletes "tweets that violate our rules", McGowan captioned the image: "TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME".

It additionally stated that McGowan's account would be reinstated after 12 hours, which could be hastened by deleting the offending tweets.

The company's official account also tweeted: "We stand with the fearless women and men who use Twitter to share their stories, and will work hard every day to improve our processes to protect those voices".