CEO Of Twitter Posts "New Rules" After Today's Boycott

Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, is trying to implement some changes on the social media giant after today's #womenboycotttwitter experience.  The boycott was in response to the 12 hour ban of actress Rose McGowan after she violated the company's terms by posting private phone numbers.

The timing of McGowan's ban was extremely suspect, as it came hot on the heels of the public reports of Harvey Weinstein and his unconscionable alleged actions. The reinstatement of Rose's account came with her posting a confirmation that yes, she was talking about Weinstein in her posts about being raped.

The boycott was called for by Rose's fans and followers, calling themselves the #RoseArmy, and called for a 24 hour block of silence on twitter.


It seemed to work, though, as Dorsey has now posted this series of tweets in which he talks about a new "set of rules" the company hopes to put into effect:

Only time will tell if anything changes though.  We're hopeful it'll get better before it gets worse.

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About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

 Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional
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