When Twitter temporarily suspended actress Rose McGowan's account on Thursday (reportedly due to violating rules), some women on Twitter responded with a boycott. There's sexual harassment, unsolicited pornographic images, propaganda-fueled tweets, abuse, and more - not to mention sexism, homophobia, racism, and other forms of hate speech that are rampant on the site.
Which brings us back to Friday's tweetstorm. Critics drew a correlation between Twitter's silencing of McGowan and her accusing movie producer Harvey Weinstein of alleged sexual misconduct. Other women came forward on the website to share their stories of harassment on the site, several reporting that Twitter failed to restrict or block harassers who shared their own personal information on the platform. Facebook Inc, on the other hand, has 2 billion users.
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Apparently referring to the boycott, he said, "Today we saw voices silencing themselves and voices speaking out because we're *still* not doing enough". "We spoke when we had something to say". "We're been working intensely over the past few months and focused today on making some critical decisions", Dorsey tweeted.
Mr Dorsey said Twitter was reconsidering its verification policies as well. However, he also said that it's not as high a priority as enforcing rules on trolls and people putting out abusive tweets.
Twitter routinely promises to fix it, and routinely has to promise to "be better" a few months later. They need to see we matter. Users have debated the company's decision not to suspend United States president Donald Trump after tweets that they argue violate the platform's terms of service. The boycott has prompted response from Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, who took the social media platform to address the issue.