Twitter CEO responds to women's protests, new rules expected soon

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"We see voices being silenced on Twitter every day", Dorsey wrote. "To stand with the victims of sexual assault, online threats and abuse".

CEO Jack Dorsey has promised that his company will take a "more aggressive stance" in enforcing its rules, pledging to roll out significant changes in the coming weeks as a way to fix Twitter's harassment, propaganda, and abuse problems.

Twitter censored McGowan's account for a number of hours last week, and then claimed that it was because she broke its rules by sending out a telephone number.

Twitter has been at the centre of a massive boycott campaign which started after the popular social media site suspended Hollywood actress Rose McGowan's account.

Amid a Twitter boycott, advocates are aiming to amplify women of colour with #WOCAffirmation.

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"We made a decision to take a more aggressive stance in our rules and how we enforce them", he wrote.

The company's swift response is a culmination of years of critique that it doesn't do enough to protect users from targeted harassment, including racism, hateful language, and doxxing. She has become an outspoken detractor of Weinstein, the center of numerous allegations of rape, sexual harassment, and decades-long records of sexual abuse. "We've been working to counteract this for the past two years".

Dorsey, now in his second stint as chief executive - he was sacked in a management dispute nine years ago, then returned to power in 2015 - insisted Friday that Twitter was striving for the proper balance between free expression and license to abuse. In a stream of tweets, he acknowledges some element of wrongdoing and notes the recent protests and boycotts of the social media platform."Today we saw voices silencing themselves and voices speaking out because we're *still* not doing enough".

In 2017, he declared - without specifics - that "we made it our top priority and made a lot of progress".