Late Wednesday, Rose McGowan received a message that her Twitter account had been temporarily suspended for violating the platform鈥檚 rules. The actor, who was named in the New York Times鈥 original story about sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, has emerged as a leading voice against the producer and the culture around him, and her suspension triggered confusion and anger among her supporters.

鈥淭WITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME,鈥 McGowan wrote on Instagram after the suspension. 鈥淭HERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK. BE MY VOICE. #ROSEARMY#whywomendontreport.鈥

Many celebrities were quick to jump to McGowan鈥檚 call for backup. Jessica Chastain asked the platform to clarify exactly which of its rules McGowan was breaking, while Paul Feig, Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Kennedy, and more pointed out the seeming disparity in suspending an account working in support of sexual assault victims while incendiary remarks from other well-known figures remain unchallenged.

Late Thursday morning, the official Twitter Safety account clarified what led to the suspension: They said one of McGowan鈥檚 tweets included a private phone number, which is prohibited in the site鈥檚 terms of service. 鈥淭he Tweet was removed and her account has been unlocked,鈥 the Twitter Safety account stated. 鈥淲e will be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future.鈥

Twitter frequently faces criticism for overlooking issues of abuse, racism, bots, and trolls while implementing less-urgent features such as in-line GIFs, or doubling the character limit (which people CERTAINLY had feelings about).

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey chimed in regarding McGowan鈥檚 suspension, saying that the platform needed to be 鈥渁 lot more transparent in our actions in order to build trust.鈥

鈥淭witter is proud to empower and support the voices on our platform, especially those that speak truth to power,鈥 the Twitter Safety account added聽in a follow-up tweet. 鈥淲e stand with the brave women and men who use Twitter to share their stories, and will work hard every day to improve our processes to protect those voices.鈥

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