Anger after Twitter suspends account
Actress Rose Mcgowan, one of the accusers of film producer Harvey Weinstein, had her Twitter activity suspended yesterday, sparking condemnation of the social media giant.
Twitter said that Ms Mcgowan’s account was suspended because of a tweet that included a phone number and later announced that the actress’s account had been unlocked.
In a statement, Twitter said that it was a tweet by Mcgowan with a personal phone number that violated its service terms. The company said it would “be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future”.
Mcgowan’s suspension caused an enormous backlash on social media, with many criticising Twitter for a move that would silence an alleged victim of sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein.