Entertainment Rose McGowan suspended over ‘Twitter Rules,’ but not Trump

22:52  12 october  2017
22:52  12 october  2017 Source:   nydailynews.com

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Rose McGowan was silenced after tweeting about her alleged abuser and his former company.

The “Charmed” actress — who’s been vocal on Twitter following reports that movie producer Harvey Weinstein raped, sexually assaulted or harassed numerous women — had her account temporarily suspended Wednesday over a so-called “Twitter Rules” violation.

Twitter, in a series of tweets, said the suspension came because one of McGowan’s posts “included a private phone number, which violates our terms of service.”

McGowan was urged to delete the tweet in question so her account could be restored, and the missive was no longer on her page Thursday.

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McGowan Was Temporarily Suspended For 'Violating Twitter Rules '. They allllll knew. pic. twitter .com/zWJZf52ywq. — rose mcgowan (@ rosemcgowan ) October 11, 2017. Later, she questioned why her account was suspended and not Donald Trump 's

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"When will nuclear war violate your terms of service?" McGowan fired back in her return to Twitter.

The social media platform acted differently when another public figure — President Trump — also violated Twitter’s terms of service by tweeting thinly veiled threats at North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un.

Twitter’s guidelines forbid tweets that include “threats of violence,” but the platform defended Trump’s September tweet as too newsworthy to delete.

Kate Klonick, a doctoral candidate at Yale Law School who studies law and technology, said the comparison between Trump and McGowan speaks to an ongoing problem in the Twittersphere and across other platforms.

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“There’s a big question around them having one set of rules for people they deem to be newsworthy or public figures — Donald Trump could say things that actually incite nuclear war, I don’t know what could be more threatening than that — and then there’s Rose McGowan,” Klonick said. “It’s unclear at this point how they’re drawing the line.”

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"Hey @ Twitter let us know which of these rules @ rosemcgowan broke. Asking for multiple victims of sexual violence," she wrote. — Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) October 12, 2017. Seriously @ Twitter ? You allow Trump to spew far worse, daily and suspend Rose McGowan ? https

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Scores of social media users and celebrities slammed Twitter, blasting the company for what they already dubbed an unfair account suspension.

“You allow Twitter freedom to our president but you silence a woman speaking out about sex harassment?” Jamie Lee Curtis wrote.

“Wow, @Twitter, seriously? THIS is the account you suspend but not Trump who threatened to wipe out another country? Suspend me too, please,” director Paul Feig wrote.

Social media platforms have struggled with such policy enforcement “since they started drafting the rules for user content,” Klonick said.

“These are really hard choices and I think they’ve been affecting them for years now,” she said on companies deciding to punish certain users for controversial posts. “Now, because of public clamor, they’re being forced to make a hardline policy.”

James Grimmelmann, a law professor who studies social networks at Cornell University, noted Twitter has “complete discretion and free reign to suspend any content or account.”

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On whether McGowan’s tweets were newsworthy, he said: “Twitter can always be accused of hypocrisy and incompetence, but that doesn’t take away their legal right” to punish users as they see fit.

Grimmelmann said accounts are typically flagged based on algorithms and complaints by other users. He described the process of suspending accounts as “complicated and not entirely transparent.”

“They’re looking to do this with as little human review as possible, and they’re doing it around the world in different languages and cultures with little context, and they’re doing it on a large scale,” he said, noting through that lens, errors are easy to come by.

“Some mistakes and some disagreements are inevitable,” he said. “The really lean process that Twitter relies on though, guarantees those mistakes.”

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