Twitter promises 'new rules' after women hold day-long boycott

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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. "To stand with the victims of sexual assault, online threats and abuse".

In a series of tweets, Dorsey mentioned how the company has made a decision to take an "aggressive stance" in the change of rules. "[There will be] new rules around unwanted sexual advances, non-consensual nudity, hate symbols, violent groups, and tweets that glorifies violence".

Jack Dorsey, co-founder and chief executive officer of Twitter, has struggled to deal with rampant abuse on the service.

Jack Dorsey acknowledged the protest that trended all day and assured of a "more aggressive" stance.

Earlier this week, Twitter made the bad decision to suspend actress Rose McGowan after she spoke out against serial sexual abuser Harvey Weinstein and told Ben Affleck to "fuck off" for enabling him.

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Her account was reinstated on Thursday, and Twitter chiefs claimed she was suspended for tweeting a private phone number, but users were still outraged.

The idea of boycotting Twitter was put forward by Kelly Ellis, a software engineer.

Earlier Friday, the company, which has 310 million users each month, was hit with a campaign under the hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter.

But both Twitter and Reddit, which has also recently tightened its rules, have always been accused of being too freewheeling and not effective at squelching abuse and harassment. "Today we saw voices silencing themselves and voices speaking out because we're still not doing enough". We've been working to counteract this for the past 2 years, ' his tweets began. We prioritized this in 2016.

In a statement defending their actions in suspending Rose's account, Twitter bosses wrote that they would improve their processes for dealing with abuse.

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