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Presenter Rose McGowan addresses the audience during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

A #WomenBoycottTwitter protest erupted over Rose McGowan’s suspension


Women worldwide are joining an online campaign to boycott Twitter over the company’s treatment of actress Rose McGowan, according to CNN Tech.

CNN Tech on Friday reported that the hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter has become the No. 1 global trend on the social media platform as of that morning.

McGowan joined the protest late Thursday, urging her roughly 834,000 Twitter followers to “RISE” at midnight Friday.

Other female celebrities including actress Alyssa Milano, model Chrissy Teigen and comedian Kathy Griffin have since voiced support for the movement.

Male stars such as actor Mark Ruffalo and comic Michael Ian Black have also vowed to participate in the boycott.

Twitter on Thursday explained it had temporarily limited some of its services for McGowan amid her sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

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“We want to explain that her account was temporarily locked because one of her Tweets included a private phone number, which violates our Terms of Service,” the company tweeted.

“The Tweet was removed and her account has been unlocked,” Twitter added. “We will be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future.”

McGowan earlier Thursday wrote on Instagram that Twitter had notified her she had “violated” its rules and temporarily lost some of her account privileges.


McGowan was one of several women named in an explosive expose published by The New York Times last week detailing decades of alleged sexual harassment from Weinstein.

Weinstein has denied the accusations against him, but the mounting claims resulted in his firing from the company he co-founded after their emergence.

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