Twitter is implementing new rules to fix abuse of the platform

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Mr Dorsey's tweets referenced a boycott of Twitter on Friday organised by women supporting actress Rose McGowan. The movie mogul was sacked last Sunday by the company he co-founded amid accusations that he sexually harassed or sexually assaulted women.

He said the decision was announced late on Friday "because we spent the whole day working on it and wanted to announce as soon as we were ready". The US house intelligence committee is asking officials from Twitter, Facebook, and Google to testify publicly as part of its Russian Federation probe on November 1, the same day as a planned senate intelligence committee hearing on the topic. We prioritized this in 2016.

The Twitter statement on the ban: "We have been in touch with Ms. McGowan's team".

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"We've been working intensely over the past few months and focused today on making some critical decisions", he wrote. These changes will start rolling out in the next few weeks.

It also follows, in general, years of users begging Twitter to take its rules more seriously as neo-Nazis, white supremacists and their "alt-lite" sidekicks ran rampant on the site, and lax enforcement of rules that led to ridiculous scenarios like arseholes posting photoshopped pictures of other users in gas chambers with zero consequences. More to share next week.

On October 13, Twitter found itself in the middle of a social media storm after a number of Twitter users boycotted the platform for 24 hours. However, he also said that it's not as high a priority as enforcing rules on trolls and people putting out abusive tweets.

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Twitter said that one of McGowan's tweets violated Twitter's terms of service which was why her account was suspended.

Every now and then, women on Twitter are subjected to vile abuses that forces them to either make their accounts private or delete their accounts.

Dorsey's announcement came in the wake of #WomenBoycottTwitter and #WOCAffirmation, campaigns to either boycott the site or take time to highlight the contributions of women of colour respectively.

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