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In recent years, users have demanded more action against hate speech and harassment.

Dorsey's statements come following the boycott of Twitter in solidarity with Rose McGowan that started on Friday. 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.

He tweeted, "We see voices being silenced on Twitter every day".

"We made a decision to take a more aggressive stance in our rules and how we enforce them".

Others argue that it is the height of white feminism to stand behind McGowan while ignoring so many past injustices on the app, like when Leslie Jones was mercilessly harassed for the color of her skin.

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Twitter's existing policies include rules that users may not incite the targeted abuse of others, promote violence or publish other people's private and confidential information. This sparked anger amongst its community who saw it as Twitter acting against McGowan, having faced many claims of ignoring the plight of users in the past.

Writer. Boxed mac & cheese aficionado. We prioritised this in 2016. Dorsey was asked whether being a blatant Nazi was enough to earn a ban.

"We're reconsidering our verification policies". In a series of tweets, Dorsey said the issue would be dealt with as soon as the coming week. "We're been working intensely over the past few months and focused today on making some critical decisions", Dorsey tweeted. However, he also said that it's not as high a priority as enforcing rules on trolls and people putting out abusive tweets.

In response, some women launched a protest with the hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter, while others raised hell on the site to elevate their own stories of harassment-both related to Twitter and Weinstein-and shared their achievements and the achievements of others using hashtags such as #WOCAffirmation and #AmplifyWomen.

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