Twitter Suspends Account Aiming to Curb Sexual Harassment at Tahrir Square
The illustrious twitchy team documented the many instances of sexual harassment at Tahrir Square in Egypt, which precipitated the creation of a twitter account aimed at organizing women and others against these attacks.
This is one example just posted today:
Mob sexual assault – rape – near Hardees and Omar Makrum mosque today, one foreigner one egyptian girl. We must stop this #Tahrir #Egypt
— Bel Trew – بل ترو (@Beltrew) November 27, 2012
Very soon after, the
@tahrirbodyguard account was suspended:
@YourAnonNews @twitter just suspended @tahrirbodyguard, which was a collective effort to fight sexual assault at #tahrir protests #egypt
— Hope (@aecetia) November 27, 2012
. @TahrirBodyguard is warning women of unsafe areas in #Tahrir & raising awareness of sexual assault. Only @twitter suspended them!
— Evan Avery Birch (@brassiest) November 27, 2012
Did twitter think they violated the terms of service or were they asked to shut it down?
UPDATE: TwitchyTeam has more details.