The banning of Rose McGowan shows nothing’s changed at Twitter | Hannah Jane Parkinson | Opinion | The Guardian – Twitter is over!

I’d love to know how McGowan tweeting “Ben Affleck fuck off” is enough to get McGowan suspended for 12 hours almost immediately but, say, private messaging someone racist epithets or open neo-Nazi calls to war don’t contravene Twitter’s terms of service. Or – wait for it – threatening nuclear war. If McGowan suggesting that Affleck should fuck off sees her kicked off the platform, then why didn’t Donald Trump calling to obliterate an entire nation count as aggression? That is surely the actual apex of aggression.Ditto, if McGowan’s accusing Affleck of lying is an issue, then how come Trump continuously calling people liars (usually female journalists in every other tweet, Hillary Clinton often) is fine? Trump on more than one occasion tweeting antisemitic memes is OK. Trump tweeting misogynistic slurs at women is OK. But someone calling Trump “a moron” is suspended. It is mind-boggling. (Twitter did offer a brief explanation of Trump’s nuclear war tweet-storm not violating its terms of service, which is that it was newsworthy. And a woman at the heart of the biggest Hollywood scandal perhaps, ever, isn’t newsworthy?)

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