Twitter Suspends Account Of Weinstein Accuser Rose McGowan Prompting Calls For Boycott

Tyler Durden's picture

Update (11:30 am ET): The public has predictably exploded with outrage following Twitter's bizarre decision to freeze the account of actress Rose McGowan after she accused Ben Affleck of lying after he expressed remorse for groping a young actress live on MTV in 2003, and now a growing number of users are trying to organize a women's boycott of the social media service in response. Several Twitter users have pointed out the company's policies don't seem to be fairly enforced across all users. Others have called on the service to retore McGowan's account

 

 

 

 

 

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In a move tha may to trigger an outpouring of rage from the company's Silicon Valley milieu, Twitter has frozen some features of Rose McGowan's account after she tweeted "You Lie" at Ben Affleck following the latter's apology for groping actress Hilarie Burton during an appearance on "TRL" in 2003.

The actress, who is at the center of the storm of sexual misconduct allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein, took to her Instagram and Facebook accounts to relay the news of her suspension, writing cryptically that: “TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME. THERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK. BE MY VOICE. #ROSEARMY.”

She added a screenshot from a message from Twitter telling her that she had violated their terms of service and she would be locked out for 12 hours.

Since the bombshell sexual harassment, assault and rape allegations about Weinstein were reported by the New York Times and The New Yorker, McGowan has excoriated Weinstein and others, like Affleck, whom she believes knew about Weinstein's disgraceful behavior but did nothing to stop it or hold Weinstein accountable. The NYT reported in its original expose that McGowan reached a $100,000 settlement with Weinstein after an encounter in a hotel room at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997.

Previously, Twitter has mostly reserved suspensions and bans like this for conservative journalists and commentators. But the company's motive in its decision to crack down on a famous actress speaking out about sexual abuse is not known. Representatives for the company have not yet commentated on McGowan's suspension.

Meanwhile, the FBI is reportedly investigating Weinstein - who recently landed in Europe for rehab - amid fears that he may be planning a Roman Polanski-style evasion of charges by fleeing to Europe. 

Separately, evidence of Affleck's hypocrisy has proliferated online...

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Anunnaki's picture

They call that Whataboutery

So when Snowflakes invoke Trump to excuse Weinstein, bring up Bill Clinton as a retort

Falconsixone's picture

One more matrix breaker flipped to off?

ThePhantom's picture

side note: Obama would have HAD to know who Weinstein was, because he was such a prominent donor/and public figure for so many years. he came to white house 13 times... Obama knew what he was doing when he sent his daughter to intern for the guy, you have to think he knew... !

Madison's_Ghost's picture

Why would a social media company even entertain the idea of interjecting themselves into the drama between its uses?  Just provide the service and stay the fuck out of it, for fuck's sake.  It just seem like the stupidest thing in the world to do.

ChairmanMao's picture

Anyone that thinks this hasnt been happening for years in Hollywood should join my party of the people. "Women hold up half the sky."

gregga777's picture

Shirley Temple wrote about that the Hollypedophiliawood pedos were doing the same thing in the 1930's. It's been going on since Hollypedophiliawood was created in1911.

gregga777's picture

Hey, after all, "It was just sex", to use the Demon-Marxist's defense of that irredeemable scumbag William Jefferson "Bill the Pedophile" Clinton. Hitlery knows all about that defense.

gdpetti's picture

This is the problem with engineering Bernay's type propaganda... snowflakes/marshmallows/ SJW BS, anti-Semitism BS, anti-Trump BS.... anti-Church of Rome BS... all an attempt to control the message andn the medium, which is why they had DC change all those media ownership rules under Reagan, BUsh annd CLinton.... so they could crowd out, destroy, buy out all the rest... then the internet came in... and they had to start going after that.... and then RT joined the party, and the worse thing any opponent can do is tell the truth to the masses of their opponent... thus the whole fake Russia thing... same propaganda from the 50s thru 80s mostly.... dusted off and sent back out on parade through the usual MSM overseen by the boys at Langley.

It is easy to start trouble, to start chaos... .but it can be rather difficult to keep control of it. Thus the situation today.... and this is only starting. Remember that Twitter, the FAANGS, MS etc are all overseen by the same Agency, members of the same club etc. So, they have to follow orders, no matter how controlled, stupid and delusional, or damaging to their own buisness it is.... they will do as ordered.... same as grunts in the military.....

LeftandRightareWrong's picture

Suspend Trump's account.  Go ahead, dare you.  Pick on someone your own size.

gregga777's picture

Why did the Khazarian Mafia pick this moment to throw Harvey Weinstein to the wolves? What else are they desperately trying to cover up? Other famous Hollypedophiliawood moguls guilty of buggering children? Or even worse? Maybe a lot of them got caught by that recent Australian police operation that shut down a major worldwide pedophile ring?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-08/dark-webs-largest-pedophile-sit...

Magooo's picture

An Open Secret - big name hollywood people fucking young boys....  why don't we hear about this?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKTDqqLoVf0

Panic Mode's picture

Boycott Twitter?? They can't even survive an hour without peoples' attention. Please go and boycott and see how fuck up you lots are.

Who the fuck is McGowan??

Disgruntled Goat's picture

#Boycott Twitter.

Move to Gab

brushhog's picture

McGowan....she's a B cup at MOST. Why does she even have a twitter account at all??

napper's picture

Donald Trump's a B cup at MOST - he has a Twitter account.

brushhog's picture

It doesnt matter for men.

williambanzai7's picture

Tie them all up on the red carpet.

OCnStiggs's picture

Funny how the Left supports censoring or shutting down opposing opinions -until it hapens to them.

Free speech is the only path in a modern society. Anything else is some other person's idea of freedom, which is not freedom at all.

Father ¢hristmas's picture

All these old hoes trying to gain clout off some dude touching them twenty years ago.  Fuck outta here with this nonsense.

The Talmud states that it is okay to do whatever you want with the goyim, anyway.

#I stand with Harvey #HarveyArmy #Harvey Strong

Himself's picture

"And when you're a star, they let you do it, you can do anything"

 

Soooo Donald was just telling the truth about Hollywood...

napper's picture

Seems that we will need to devise short-term and long term strategies to penalize Twitter financially. I'm pretty sure that Twitter will follow the footsetps of Google, YouTube, and Facebook etc and begin to act like a tyrant  toward selected dissenters on behalf of the government or the Establishment.