Twitter Tries to Clear the Air After Suspending Rose McGowan

Actress Rose McGowan is not banned from Twitter for telling Ben Affleck to fuck off. The company temporarily restrained her from posting tweets because she put a private phone number in one of her messages, it says.

For breaking Twitter’s rule prohibiting “posting another person’s private and confidential information,” McGowan was placed in a 12-hour timeout late Wednesday. McGowan then went to Instagram to summon her “Rose army” to fight the power, claiming “powerful forces” were working against her.

The actress’ exact offense wasn’t clear at first, spurring plenty of theories about her ban. But she has been outspoken in the social media conversation around Harvey Weinstein and his multiple alleged assaults on women over decades. Weinstein had been a Hollywood untouchable, atop The Weinstein Co. with his brother, but has been swiftly reduced to national disgrace.

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