Oct 13, 2017

What’s a guy gotta do to get suspended from Twitter around here?

Rose McGowan got her account suspended in the aftermath of her Harvey Weinstein related tweet-storm. But just how easy or hard is it to get yourself kicked off Twitter?

Charlie Lewis — Journalist

Charlie Lewis


As the Harvey Weinstein scandal grew from a whisper to a chorus, actor Rose McGowan became a figurehead for women who had been vicitimised by him. McGowan began tweeting her experience, and calling out men who, having either turned a blind eye to Weinstein’s behaviour or engaged in inappropriate conduct themselves, now expressed shock and disgust.

Last night, her account was suspended for 12 hours. The Twitter safety account explained that she had tweeted a private phone number, which violated their terms of service. The offending tweet was deleted and the suspension lifted.

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