Twitter to revise rules after suspension of Weinstein accuser triggers boycott

Twitter to revise rules after suspension of Weinstein accuser triggers boycott

In the case of McGowan, her Twitter account was suspended after she accused film producer Harvey Weinstein - which in turn caused a lot of outrage on the microblogging service. We prioritised this in 2016.

"We're reconsidering our verification policies".

In a series of Tweets, Dorsey responded saying that that the company recognizes that behaviour on the site silences voices and that its efforts to curb such behaviour has not been enough.

Celebrities including Chrissy Teigen and Mark Ruffalo were among those to join a boycott of the platform Oct 13 after Twitter briefly suspended McGowan's account this week.

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has promised that the platform will be stronger in how it deals with unwanted sexual misconduct and messages around violence following the #womenboycotttwitter movement that saw its users silence themselves for a day.




Critics have contrasted Twitter's swift action in suspending McGowan with what they charge has been a more sluggish approach to tackling users who troll others with sexual and violent messages. That same month, Anita Sarkeesian, an academic highlighting how women are portrayed in video games, was so disturbed by the tweets she received that she fled her home fearing her safety.

So now when Twitter shuts down McGowan to raise her voice against alleged rape, the Twitter users seems disappointed. We've been working to counteract this for the past 2 years, ' his tweets began. In solidarity with the actress and for all those women who were victims of harassment and oppression, the Twitterati have started the protest via the hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter.

However, Dorsey acknowledged that the platform has not done enough to combat harassment.

Public condemnation of Twitter's policies stems back several years. Bloomberg LP is developing a global breaking news network for the Twitter service.

Of course, he did this all over Twitter in what is called a Tweetstorm, after womankind decided that it was not going to take any bullshit anymore and boycotted its pages.

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