Women Are Boycotting Twitter For the Day to Protest Harassment and Abuse

Women Are Boycotting Twitter For the Day to Protest Harassment and Abuse

Canadian writers, actors and women's rights advocates are joining an worldwide boycott of the Twitter social media platform today over its handling of the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal.

In 2016, McGowan tweeted that she had raped by a Hollywood executive and on Thursday afternoon, in a series of tweets directed at Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the actress alleged that Harvey Weinstein raped her.

"Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein", stated the producer's rep.

Though the tweets that resulted in her suspension weren't initially identified, Twitter clarified the issue to the Los Angeles Times.

"We have been in touch with Ms. McGowan's team", the company posted on the account it uses for safety announcements, according to The Independent. "The boycott shows Twitter that they can't ignore this problem any longer".

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Moore suggested the boycott last 24 hours, and advised users to completely log out of the popular social media platform starting at midnight Eastern Daylight Time.

To this, Rose had tweeted, "GODDAMNIT!" 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 for fear of safety. Quite a few Twitter users noticed the company seems to have an exceptionally arbitrary and unclear policy on suspending accounts. "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", Twitter tweeted.

Representatives for Twitter declined to comment Thursday.

The hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter has been circulating across the social media service since a software engineer named Kelly Ellis reportedly raised the idea of the boycott. "I hope to see some meaningful changes come out of it, including better tools for dealing with dogpile-style harassment".

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