Women And Men all over the world are boycotting Twitter today by using the #WomenBoycottTwitter hashtag on their accounts.

This is following Rose Mcgowan's suspension from the social media giant after she violated their terms. The Hollywood actress has been using the platform to voice her opinions and describe the abuse she suffered at the hands of movie mogul, Harvey Weinstein.

The New York Times reported that the Weinstein Company had reached a settlement with McGowan back in 1997; one that included terms where she was not able to speak of the allegations or money she received.

However since the news of Harvey Weinstein broke, many more women came forward claiming Weinstein had assaulted or harassed them in some way. This evidently encouraged McGowan to become a lot more vocal about her suffering, going on to tweet specific celebrities - like Ben Affleck - who she believed were complicit in covering up the crimes Weinstein committed.

Rose McGowan's suspension from Twitter

Rose McGowan screenshot the notification she received from Twitter and uploaded it to Instagram, which showed she had been suspended for 12 hours. At the time, there was no other information from Twitter, apart from the fact that McGowan had violated their rules. It advised her she could 'continue to Twitter' once she had deleted those tweets.

Alyssa Milano, Mark Ruffalo, Anna Paquin, and others are joining in to support

Since the suspension was lifted McGowan's Rosearmy has been encouraging women and men to tweet with the hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter to show solidarity.

The Guardian reported that Twitter has faced criticism in the past for failing to tackle abuse towards women, and so this protest is designed to shed light on this important topic. Men, women, and celebrities alike, have joined in to get their voices heard.

Celebrities Alyssa Milano, Mark Ruffalo, Anna Paquin, Chrissy Teigen, and various others have joined in on the Twitter boycott, and at the time of writing this article, there were already 178,000 tweets on the subject.

Many of these are in support of the actress, voicing their opinion on the problems associated with harassment and abuse on the Twitter platform.

However, there are also others which question whether a silence is the way forward.

Many others feel the same, asking why be silent now when the eyes of the media are on this topic? Twitter has since responded to the reasons why it suspended McGowan's account, stating it was because she included a private phone number in one of her tweets.