Twitter CEO responds to women's protests, new rules expected soon

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Saturday announced on his Twitter timeline that over the next few weeks new rules will be framed against 'unwanted sexual advances, non-consensual nudity, hate symbols, violent groups, and tweets that glorifies violence'.

Actress Rose McGowan's account was suspended by Twitter bosses on Wednesday (11Oct17) after she repeatedly tweeted about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, sparking an outcry from users. The movie mogul was sacked last Sunday by the company he co-founded amid accusations that he sexually harassed or sexually assaulted women.

". Today we saw voices silencing themselves and voices speaking out because we're *still* not doing enough", he continued.

In a Friday night tweetstorm, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey made a familiar pledge: He's going to clean up Twitter so users don't have to deal with abuse or threats or harassment. We want to explain that her account was temporarily locked because one of her tweets included a private phone number, which violates our terms of service.

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Dorsey tweeted that "we see voices being silenced on Twitter every day".

Dorsey has failed to specify exactly what those new rules are, but he said Twitter will share more details next week.

In 2017, he declared - without specifics - that "we made it our top priority and made a lot of progress".

"We have been in touch with Ms. McGowan's team". "We've been working intensely over the past few months and focused today on making some critical decisions".

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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.

Tweeting something abusive? Think twice now.

The statement also added that Twitter always empowers and supports the voices in the platform.

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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