Women across the world are boycotting Twitter for 24 hours to make a stand against “women’s voices being silenced”.
The protest comes after actress Rose McGowan – who has been vocal in speaking out against shamed producer Harvey Weinstein – had her Twitter account temporarily suspended.
She told her followers on Instagram: “Twitter has suspended me. There are powerful forces at work. Be my voice. #Rosearmy.”
At midnight we RISE https://t.co/ihKLLczUww— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 13, 2017
Within hours, the hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter began to gain momentum and was soon trending on the social media platform.
Women – and men – vowed to stay silent and not post on the site for a whole day as a form of protest.
Celebrities announced they would be joining the action, including Chrissy Teigen and Anna Paquin.
Ladies. Let's do this. #WomenBoycottTwitter. Not because of hate but because I love this platform and know it can be better.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 13, 2017
The protest began at midnight and was to last for the duration of Friday October 13.