Women boycott Twitter in wake of Rose McGowan, Harvey Weinstein saga

Women boycott Twitter in wake of Rose McGowan, Harvey Weinstein saga

Women boycott Twitter in wake of Rose McGowan, Harvey Weinstein saga

Advertising consultant Cindy Gallop, founder of the U.S. division of advertising firm Bartie Bogle Hegarty, is leading calls for a day long Twitter boycott led by women until midnight tonight in a show of solidarity with actress Rose McGowan - who was handed a 12-hour suspension for tweeting a private phone number.

The idea is the brainchild of software engineer Kelly Ellis in defense of actress Rose McGowan and "all the victims of hate and harassment Twitter fails to support".

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.

- rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 12, 2017 4) @jeffbezos I am calling on you to stop funding rapists, alleged pedos and sexual harassers.

McGowan has been a vocal critic of film producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexually harassing and assaulting multiple women, including McGowan. The company said she violated their terms of service by tweeting a phone number.


Actress Kerry Washington shared her support of the #WomenBoycottTwitter movement, writing: "Starts now".

It's unclear which of McGowan's tweets that Twitter identified as violating its rules.

On Tuesday, Hollywood stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie also made accusations of sexual harassment against Weinstein, while Mira Sorvino and Rosanna Arquette claimed in a piece for The New Yorker that after rejecting the movie mogul's unwanted advances, they were kept from being hired for projects.

Filmmaker Ava added her voice to the campaign, and highlighted the abuse women of color have reported to Twitter staff. "We stand with the courageous women and men who use Twitter to share their stories, and will work hard every day to improve our processes to protect those voices".

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