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Wo(men) are boycotting Twitter, here’s why

BGR India Friday, 13 October 2017
Women and some men around the globe are boycotting Twitter for the day, and the hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter is now leading the trend charts. This online movement began after the suspension from the site of actress and Harvey Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan. McGowan, a key figure in the burgeoning Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal, was locked out of Twitter for about 12 hours. The actress posted on Instagram, “There are powerful forces at work,” alleging that she was being silenced for her activism. And like you can probably tell from the trend, the brief ban didn’t sit well with McGowan’s backers, who complain that many trolls are allowed to make abusive comments to women on the social media site without getting
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News video: Men are responding to #MeToo with a hashtag of their own

▶ Men are responding to #MeToo with a hashtag of their own 01:01

After Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault and rape accusations came to light, the women of Twitter — and some men — stood in solidarity and shared their own stories of abuse with the #MeToo hashtag. And men are now responding with #HowIWillChange. One

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