Anger af­ter Twit­ter sus­pends ac­count

The Scotsman - - News Digest - By RUSSELL JACK­SON

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.

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