Facebook takes cue from Twitter, suspends Republican congresswoman — Analysis

Marjorie Taylor Greene was banned by Twitter for having her Facebook account suspended.

Marjorie Taylor Greene (Congresswoman) accused Facebook and Twitter, following which they suspended her accounts.

The congresswoman took to conservative social media platform Gettr, saying that Facebook’s suspension of her account for 24 hours “It is not subject to censorship.
It comes just one day after Twitter permanently banned Greene from using one of her accounts over what the company described as “Repeated violations of the COVID-19 misinformation policies

In her post on Gettr, the firebrand Republican asked, “What authority appointed Twitter and Facebook as the experts on information and misinformation” She went on to say: “When Big Tech decides what political speech of elected Members is accepted and what’s not then they are working against our government and against the interest of our people.

Greene also shared a screenshot that read: “You can’t post or comment for 24 hours. This is because you previously posted something that didn’t follow our Community Standards.

When asked for comment by the media regarding the temporary account suspension, Facebook said that one of her posts “Our policies were violated and it was removed. But, we cannot remove her account because of the violation.

Twitter deplatforms Republican lawmaker

Judging by the screenshot Greene uploaded on Gettr, the post that caught the attention of Facebook’s moderators read: “It’s 2022. It’s 2022. BC and AC. Covid. After Covid. Moving into our third year AC.” It appears to be another rendition of the string of tweets she had posted in the immediate run-up to her permanent suspension from Twitter.

She also made reference to the government’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), claiming the social media companies “I believe the #VAERS system that was managed by the CDC is false information.” In her response to the Twitter suspension, which her communications director posted on Telegram on Sunday, Greene also insisted she had been barred from the social media platform for merely “Tweeting statistics from VAERS

Trump-supporter, ardent conservative and longtime opponent of vaccination mandates and masks, Greene has been at center of many controversies ever since being elected in 2020. Due to her posts on social media, she was accused of endorsing violence in politics and spreading conspiracy theories, Greene was kicked off every committee that she served on by fellow Democrats in February.

The congresswoman is also known to have violated the House’s mask rules on multiple occasions, with media reports claiming that she and another Republican representative had to shell out a total of more than $100,000 for refusing to comply.

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