Users call for Twitter boycott after actress Rose McGowan suspended

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Users call for Twitter boycott after actress Rose McGowan suspended
Posted at 11:28 AM, Oct 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-12 14:28:52-04

(KGTV) - Social media users are calling for a boycott of Twitter on Friday after the company partially suspended actress Rose McGowan for violating its terms of service.

The actress posted on Instagram Thursday morning of the notification Twitter sent her saying they had "temporarily limited some of your account features."

McGowan had been tweeting critically about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, calling out other alleged abusers in Hollywood as well.

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Twitter addressed the temporary ban in a series of tweets, saying the decision had been made because McGowan had posted a phone number in a tweet.


A post shared by Rose McGowan (@rosemcgowan) on

"We have been in touch with Ms. McGowan's team. We want to explain that her account was temporarily locked because one of her Tweets included a private phone number, which violates our Terms of Service," Twitter Safety posted Thursday.

However, the move sparked a furor of backlash from Twitter users. Many questioned Twitter over selectively applying their terms of service. Twitter responded saying they "stand with the brave women and men who use Twitter to share their stories."

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"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."

Now, users are calling for a boycott of the service in response to McGowan's temporary ban:

Since recent accusations against Harvey Weinstein surfaced alleging sexual assault, rape, and misconduct, the producer has been fired from the Hollywood company he co-founded and his wife has left him. Weinstein is reportedly also heading to rehab for treatment.

RELATED: Harvey Weinstein fired from film company he co-founded

However despite the response, many are criticizing Hollywood's high-level executives for not doing more sooner and knowing about Weinstein's actions - and being guilty of the same, themselves - for some time.

The New York Times reported McGowan received a $100,000 settlement from Weinstein 20 years ago, as the actress said on Twitter that "they all knew," referring to Weinstein's former company.

McGowan has called for the board of the Weinstein Company movie studio to be dissolved.