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Twitter suspends Rose McGowan’s account after she blasts Hollywood’s response to Weinstein scandal

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Amid a surging wave of sexual harassment and assault allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, actress Rose McGowan has emerged as one of the most outspoken critics.

In the New York Times story detailing how Weinstein paid off accusers for decades, McGowan was reported as one of his victims who was paid a $100,000 settlement in 1997. As big Hollywood names have expressed shock over the allegations, McGowan has been calling out the industry on Twitter for being hypocritical, claiming that many knew about Weinstein’s behavior, including actor Ben Affleck.

But now it appears those tweets have run afoul of Twitter’s terms of service. Posting on Instagram, McGowan said she’d received a notice that her Twitter account had been suspended for 12 hours:

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It’s not clear which tweets specifically were deemed inappropriate. But it is further evidence of the controversy stirring around how Twitter monitors content.

McGowan’s tweets were clearly angry, and for good reason. But she doesn’t appear to have directly threatened violence against anyone. And certainly they could be deemed newsworthy, an exception the company applies to people like President Trump when he posts insulting, angry messages of his own.

The company has been promising more transparency around these decisions for a while. This might be a good time to start.

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