Twitter to Roll Out New Safety Rules After Rose McGowan-Sparked Protest

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CEO Jack Dorsey announced new rules around "unwanted sexual advances, non-consensual nudity, hate symbols, violent groups and tweets that glorifies violence" will be enforced.

Multitudes of women participated in Friday's #WomenBoycottTwitter movement in protest of their voices being silenced — and Twitter listened.

CEO Jack Dorsey announced Friday night that the social media platform will be rolling out new safety rules in the "next few weeks" around "unwanted sexual advances, non-consensual nudity, hate symbols, violent groups and tweets that glorifies [sic] violence."

"Today we saw voices silencing themselves and voices speaking out because we're *still* not doing enough," Dorsey tweeted. "We've been working intensely over the past few months and focused today on making some critical decisions. We decided to take a more aggressive stance in our rules and how we enforce them."

The co-founder and CEO noted that more information will be shared next week and has since opened a thread for updates on the company's progress.

#WomenBoycottTwitter gained steam after the platform "locked" actress Rose McGowan's account for violating the rules by posting a personal phone number. McGowan, who has spoken out about being a victim of rape by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, and many others didn't appear to buy Twitter's explanation. The actress shared posts from other users who asserted her account was locked for speaking out against powerful male actors, such as Ben Affleck, in the wake of sexual harassment allegations surrounding Weinstein.

The daylong boycott was launched soon after in solidarity of victims of sexual harassment and assault. Alyssa Milano, Gina Rodriquez, Ava DuVernay, Kathy Griffin, Chrissy Teigen and Amber Tamblyn were among the notables who joined McGowan to protest.

Following Dorsey's announcement, McGowan and Milano tweeted in response.

"We were silent. And they heard us," Milano wrote, while McGowan urged, "Start by immediately removing [white nationalist leader] Richard Spencer's verification."

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