Canadian writers, actors join Twitter boycott


McGowan has been a loud voice on social media advocating for victims of sexual harassment and abuse following the multiple allegations against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

Rose McGowan returned to Twitter with a vengeance after a temporary suspension on Thursday, October 12, to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of rape. "BE MY VOICE. #ROSEARMY #whywomendontreport", she captioned the photo.

In the wake of Rose McGowan's temporary suspension from Twitter, many women - including some celebrities - chose to join the #WomenBoycottTwitter protest on Friday in support of victims of sexual assault who have been silenced in the past. When I heard a Weinstein bailout was in the works I forcefully begged studio head to do the right thing. Trump spews hate daily and nada.

"But along with support came some backlash from women who disagreed with the boycott tactic and encouraged Twitter users to "#AmplifyWomen" instead.

Today, some women are forsaking Twitter in protest of the McGowan suspension; before signing off, they've used the hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter.

McGowan's accusation comes the same day her Twitter account was reinstated after it was temporarily banned Wednesday night over a tweet containing a personal phone number. She added in her tweet about Affleck: "You lie". Quite a few Twitter users noticed the company seems to have an exceptionally arbitrary and unclear policy on suspending accounts.

"Twitter is proud to empower and support the voices on our platform, especially those that speak truth to power", the statement continues. "We stand with the courageous women and men who use Twitter to share their stories, and will work hard every day to improve our processes to protect those voices". Teen Vogue has reached out to Twitter for further comment; this post will be updated with their response.