Some women call for a boycott of Twitter after actress Rose McGowan is partially suspended

Some women call for a boycott of Twitter after actress Rose McGowan is partially suspended

#WomenBoycottTwitter is an arranged boycott of the Twitter service on Oct. 13.
People are calling on users not to use the service for one day because actress Rose McGowan's account was allegedly temporary limited for violating its policies.

McGowan has been tweeting in support of Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual abuse victims and calling out other alleged Hollywood male sexual predators.

By Michelle Castillo October 12, 2017 CNBC.com

Some people are calling for a boycott of Twitter on Friday, after the service partially suspended actress Rose McGowan for violating its terms and policies.

Early on Thursday morning, McGowan posted on Instagram that access to her Twitter account had been "limited" for violating the platform's rules, preventing her from tweeting, retweeting or responding to tweets. She was still allowed to send direct messages or read Twitter.

McGowan had been tweeting in support of women who had come forward with claims they had been sexually abused by powerhouse Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. She also called out other alleged Hollywood male sexual abusers.

In response, several Twitter users have pointed out the company's policies don't seem to be fairly enforced across all users. Others have called on the service to remove McGowan's blocks.

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Kara Swisher @karaswisher
Um, I read those tweets and they were no worse that Trump's and "newsworthy" too: McGowan Suspended From Twitter https://nyti.ms/2z1aWmM
6:53 AM - Oct 12, 2017
Rose McGowan in 2015. “TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME. THERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK. BE MY VOICE,” she wrote on her Instagram page.

Rose McGowan Suspended From Twitter After Ben Affleck Tweet
The actress, who has accused Mr. Affleck of lying about Harvey Weinstein, shared a screenshot saying she had been blocked from posting for 12 hours.
nytimes.com

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Jessica Chastain @jes_chastain

Hey @Twitter let us know which of these rules @rosemcgowan broke. Asking for multiple victims of sexual violence. https://support.twitter.com/articles/18311
5:21 AM - Oct 12, 2017

The Twitter Rules
We believe that everyone should have the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers. In order to protect the experience and safety of people who use Twitter,
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Anthony Bourdain @Bourdain
Twitter! Unblock @rosemcgowan !
5:56 AM - Oct 12, 2017
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Paul Feig @paulfeig
Wow, @Twitter, seriously? THIS is the account you suspend but not Trump who threatened to wipe out another country? Suspend me too, please. https://twitter.com/variety/status/918345234777591808 …
4:04 AM - Oct 12, 2017
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Some women and men have called for a boycott of Twitter.

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Heidi N Moore @moorehn
Come on ladies let’s get in formation.

Friday October 13th seems a good boycott day.

Cc @OhNoSheTwitnt @JessicaValenti @feministabulous https://twitter.com/buttermilk1/status/918454713837858816 …
5:36 AM - Oct 12, 2017
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Kelly Ellis @justkelly_ok
Individuals opting out doesn't seem to make a dent. What if #WomenBoycottTwitter for one day (along with men who stand with us?)
11:27 PM - Oct 11, 2017
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Heidi N Moore  @moorehn
I’m in. What day should we choose for #womenboycottTwitter, ladies? Tomorrow? https://twitter.com/HeathaT/status/918453471443070978 …
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Scott Menor @smenor
I’m not a woman but would gladly join that boycott
5:41 AM - Oct 12, 2017
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Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


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