Twitter CEO announces vow for new rules following ‘Women Boycott Twitter’ day

Twitter’s CEO announced that new rules will be coming for the social media giant following a day-long boycott by women.

Jack Dorsey, co-founder and chief executive officer of Twitter Inc., responded to the #WomenBoycottTwitter movement in a series of tweets on Friday, announcing that the company will ‘take a more aggressive stance” in its rules and how they are enforced.

Twitter came under fire Thursday after actress Rose McGowan’s account was temporarily suspended for violating the site’s terms and conditions. McGowan has been very vocal in condemning Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein amid multiple accusations of sexual harassment and calling out others for their silence. Twitter’s suspension of her account prompted a one-day boycott of the site  in solidarity with the actress and other victims of sexual harassment.

Dorsey told Twitter users and his over 4 million followers that the company would be “making some critical decisions” and that new rules are forthcoming on “unwanted sexual advances, non-consensual nudity, hate symbols, violent groups, and tweets that glorifies violence.”

Responses to Dorsey’s words came in swiftly with some commending that the problem was acknowledged and many others offering advice, opinions and plenty of criticism that Twitter was only making things worse by announcing more censorship.

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Frieda Powers


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