Twitter has revealed why they decided to suspend Rose McGowan's account.
Over the past few days, the "Charmed" star has been candidly sharing her thoughts regarding Harvey Weinstein's scandal on Twitter and even called out some big celebrities like Ben Affleck and Matt Damon for their knowledge of the film producer's sexual harassment history. McGowan was then surprised when the social media platform suspended her account.
On Thursday, a Twitter spokesperson told the Guardian that the suspension of McGowan's account had nothing to do with her posts about Weinstein's scandal. Instead, they took down her page because she posted a private phone number, which is a violation of the company's terms of service. Her account has already been reinstated.
"The tweet was removed and her account has been unlocked," Twitter's spokeswoman explained. "Twitter is proud to empower and support the voices on our platform, especially those that speak truth to power. We stand with the brave women and men who use Twitter to share their stories, and will work hard every day to improve our processes to protect those voices."
The "Planet Terror" actress announced the suspension of her Twitter account on Instagram. McGowan shared the message from Twitter informing her that for 12 hours, her account would be limited to sending direct messages to her followers only. She could not tweet, retweet or like any post. "TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME. THERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK. BE MY VOICE. #ROSEARMY #whywomendontreport," she wrote as caption, calling her supporters to stand with her.
McGowan gained support from a number of Twitter users. "Twitter suspended Rose McGowan which seems just about as wrong as wrong can be," John Lurie wrote. "Rose McGowan's account was suspended for violating Twitter rules against defending yourself from social media harassment," another user tweeted.
A number of users also took Twitter's action of suspending McGowan's account against them because they thought the social media platform was trying to silence the "Scream" star. As a result, many have been boycotting Twitter and encouraging others to do the same. "Gents, let's do this too. No tweeting for a day. In solidarity with @rosemcgowan. #WomenBoycottTwitter Friday 13th October 2017 A day-long Twitter boycott in protest of women's voices being silenced," wrote one user.
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Twitter explained why they suspended Rose McGowan's account. Pictured: McGowan attends the 53rd New York Film Festival 'NYFF Live' at Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center on Oct. 4, 2015 in New York City. Photo: Getty Images/Paul Zimmerman
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