Here’s why people are boycotting Twitter for a day

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Oct 13, 2017, 1:21 pm IST
Updated Oct 13, 2017, 1:21 pm IST
Men and women are speaking out against actor Rose McGowan’s account suspension after she tweeted against Hollywood mogul Harry Weinstein.
Friday saw American actor Rose McGowan’s account being briefly suspended for supposedly violating its terms and policies. (Photo: AP)
 Friday saw American actor Rose McGowan’s account being briefly suspended for supposedly violating its terms and policies. (Photo: AP)

Friday saw American actor Rose McGowan’s account being briefly suspended for supposedly violating its terms and policies.

Interestingly, McGowan had been instrumental in mobilizing voices on Twitter against Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Now, women, and men alike, are calling for a 24-hour boycott of the microblogging site post the suspension. The producer faces serious allegations of sexual misconduct against a generation of actors in Hollywood.

McGowan who got a lot of fame as Paige Matthews in the supernatural series Charmed not only tweeted her support for Weinstein’s alleged sexual abuse survivors but has been actively calling out other alleged sexual predators in Hollywood.

The actor had tweeted about allegations of rape against the producer, a charge that he flatly denies.

Twitter soon addressed the situation and said that the account was suspended because it included a telephone number which was in violation to Twitters code of conduct.

However, Twitter’s suspension and subsequent explanation disgruntled a larger section of the society with many calling for a 24-hour boycott with the hashtag #womenboycotttwitter becoming one of the biggest trends of the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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