Anna Paquin

#WomenBoycottTwitter to show support for those harassed on the social media platform

#WomenBoycottTwitter to show support for those harassed on the social media platform

Twitter Inc. gave the world the hashtag. Now the social media company is witnessing the power of the pound sign firsthand.

A 24-hour boycott of Twitter by women Friday served as a protest against the silencing of women’s voices and a show of support for women who have been harassed on the social media platform, organizers and prominent participants said.

The hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter — created in response to the temporary suspension of actress Rose McGowan’s Twitter account Thursday — was mentioned about 240,000 times since Wednesday,

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