Initially, Mc Gowan shared a screenshot from Twitter restricting her usage on her official Instagram page.
"Twitter has suspended me. There are powerful forces at work. Be my Voice, #ROSEARMY #whywomendontreport," she wrote.
Though it wasn't a full suspension of account she wasn't allowed to tweet or retweet and the temporary freeze was likely around 12 hours. She said she was able to send only direct messages. Fans in return came in support of women she stood for and they urged the Twitter users to boycott the website for restricting something that's 'newsworthy'. Mc Gowan's limited access on account of the ban made users urge others over Twitter to go on a protest against the website. The hate-campaign that said #WomenBoycottTwitter caught up on the platform like phenomena with women across the globe and forced Twitter officials to unlock her account even before the 12 hr freezing limit.
Ladies. Let's do this. #WomenBoycottTwitter. Not because of hate but because I love this platform and know it can be better.
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 13, 2017
Sure. Silencing yourself will definitely help women being heard. (/sar.) Why is this even a thing? Raise your voice! #WomenBoycottTwitter — Saria Delaney (@SariaDelaney) October 13, 2017
The Actress has been vocal about her harassment episode with ousted producer Harvey Weinstein on her Twitter page as she came in support of all his victims. Her account was abuzz with activity over the past few days. However Mc Gowan's Twitter account was back to normal on Thursday as she revealed it in a not so pleasing tone. "when will nuclear war violate your terms of service?," she wrote in response to Twitter's official statement trying to clear the air over the situation.
when will nuclear war violate your terms of service? https://t.co/72FiiyoZ59
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 12, 2017
Twitter Safety said that they have been in touch with Mc Gowan's team and that her account was temporarily blocked because of a tweet that included a private phone number.
We have been in touch with Ms. McGowan's team. We want to explain that her account was temporarily locked because one of her Tweets included a private phone number, which violates our Terms of Service. 1/3 — Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) October 12, 2017
According to that, she has violated their terms of service 1/3 and they have now removed the tweet and added that there would be transparency about their privacy policies in future. It also spoke for empowering 'newsworthy tweets' rushing towards damage -control. "Twitter is proud to empower and support the voices on our platform, especially those that speak truth to power. We 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 voice3/3," the statement read.
The Tweet was removed and her account has been unlocked. We will be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future. 2/3
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) October 12, 2017