Twitter also played a role in the recent controversy over ESPN reporter Jemele Hill, who was suspended from her job for violating ESPN's social media guidelines a second time with her tweets about National Football League protests.
Actress Rose McGowan is joining the growing number of women who have accused film producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, tweeting at Amazon's CEO that she reported the rape to the head of Amazon's film company.
Today, some women are forsaking Twitter in protest of the McGowan suspension; before signing off, they've used the hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter. Many actresses, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd, Kate Beckinsale and Angelina Jolie have spoken out about their experiences with Weinstein's alleged inappropriate behavior.
McGowan's account was suspended Wednesday amidst a tweetstorm against the "Gigli" actor, who she said was well aware of Weinstein's pervy predilections.
In a statement defending their actions in suspending Rose's account, Twitter bosses wrote that they would improve their processes for dealing with abuse.
BTW, in case you had any doubts about how Rose was coming back, here's what she tweeted BEFORE all that. According to a tweet, Twitter suspended the account because she posted a "private phone number".
"The Tweet was removed and her account has been unlocked".
McGowan tweeted the call for #WomenBoycottTwitter on Thursday night, saying, "At midnight we RISE". We will be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future. "We stand with the courageous women and men who use Twitter to share their stories, and will work hard every day to improve our processes to protect those voices", Twitter tweeted.