Boycott Twitter: Women across the world abandon site after it bans Rose McGowan

Last night, some Twitter users began calling for a 24-hour boycott of the platform to show support for victims of sexual assault. The hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter is trending right now, as the boycott is underway. But with its supporters offline, the hashtag is mostly being used by users who disagree with the boycott as an effective solidarity tactic. The boycott is a response to Twitter’s recent suspension of actress Rose McGowan, following a New York Times report earlier this week that detailed decades of sexual assault and harassment by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. McGowan was particularly vocal on Twitter, condemning Weinstein and calling out actors like Matt Damon and Ben Affleck for protecting him. Yesterday, McGowan’s... Continue reading…

Boycott Twitter: Women across the world abandon site after it bans Rose McGowan

The decision came after Rose McGowan, who has been outspoken in her criticism of the fallout from the Harvey Weinstein affair, was kicked off the site

Fri 13 Oct 17 from The Independent

Twitter users join 24 boycott to protest online harassment

 A number of Twitter users are joining in a 24 hour boycott of the platform today, organized around the hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter, to draw attention to online harassment on social media, ...

Fri 13 Oct 17 from TechCrunch

#WomenBoycottTwitter raises the issue of who gets to find solidarity in a hashtag

Last night, some Twitter users began calling for a 24-hour boycott of the platform to show support for victims of sexual assault. The hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter is trending right ...

Fri 13 Oct 17 from The Verge

#WomenBoycottTwitter protest spreads across social media

Twitter has been home to many hashtag campaigns, but tonight one is trending that's a little different: #WomenBoycottTwitter. Sparked by its "temporary lock" of Rose ...

Fri 13 Oct 17 from Engadget

Women's Twitter boycott aims to highlight abuse on the site - CNET

Daylong protest against the social media site comes amid concern rules are enforced unevenly.

Fri 13 Oct 17 from CNET

Why women are boycotting Twitter today

Fri 13 Oct 17 from Telegraph.co.uk Tech

#WomenBoycottTwitter in solidarity with Rose McGowan

Twitter users, both men and women, are boycotting the micro-blogging site for 24 hours.

Fri 13 Oct 17 from The Hindu

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