Rose McGowan’s Twitter comment was temporarily locked
Wednesday after she accused Ben Affleck of lying
about his believe of Harvey Weinstein’s
purported passionate harassment.
But McGowan’s comment was backed on Thursday morning,
and her tweets about Affleck were not the means of the initial
suspension, according to Twitter.
Twitter’s “Safety” comment has given tweeted out a thread
explaining the company’s decision to close the account, citing her
inclusion of “a private phone number” in a twitter as a violation
of its terms of service.
Twitter CEO and cofound Jack Dorsey also tweeted
a link to the thread, saying, “We need to be a lot more
pure in the actions in sequence to build trust.”
Here’s Twitter’s statement:
“We have been in hold with Ms. McGowan’s team. We wish to
explain that her comment was temporarily sealed since one of
her Tweets enclosed a private phone number, which violates our
Terms of Service.
The Tweet was private and her
comment has been unlocked. We will be clearer about these
policies and decisions in the future.
is unapproachable to commission and support the voices on the platform,
generally those that pronounce law to power. We mount with the
dauntless women and men who use Twitter to share their stories, and
will work tough every day to urge the processes to protect
to Twitter’s matter Thursday afternoon by quote-tweeting the
thread with a heading that read, “when will nuclear war
violate your terms of service?”
In an Instagram post on Thursday morning, McGowan posted a
screenshot of Twitter’s notice that her comment would be locked
until she deleted the tweets that disregarded its rules. Her caption
read, “Twitter has dangling me. There are absolute forces
at work. Be my voice.”
A post shared by Rose McGowan (@rosemcgowan) on
Oct 11, 2017 at 9:19pm PDT
The singer tweeted on Tuesday that Affleck
had been dishonest in his Facebook
post per Harvey Weinstein’s behavior, in which Affleck
settled that he was “saddened and angry” by the news.
“Goddamnit! we told him to stop doing that,”
McGowan tweeted regarding what Affleck pronounced “to
[her] face” about Weinstein’s conduct. “You lie,” she added
However, McGowan’s notable tweets about Affleck were
not the means of her account’s proxy suspension, according to