Twitter deplatforms Republican lawmaker — Analysis
Conservative firebrand Marjorie Taylor Greene had reportedly tweeted about ‘extremely high Covid vaccine deaths’
Twitter has permanently suspended Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-Georgia) personal account for alleged “repeated violations” of its rules regarding Covid-19 misinformation. Greene’s congressional account remains active.
In a statement on Sunday, the social media giant confirmed that it had suspended Greene’s personal page (@mtgreenee). It claimed that it had “been clear”That “per our strike system”Accounts of repeat offenders will be permanently blocked under the misinformation policy.
Though Twitter was unable to clarify Greene’s tweets that warranted her suspension, the representative for freshman said she had been disciplined for tweeting “statistics”From the US National Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.
Greene issued a statement regarding her suspension via GETTR on Sunday, a conservative social media platform created by Jason Miller (a former senior advisor to President Donald Trump).
Twitter is an enemy to America and can’t handle the truth. That’s fine, I’ll show America we don’t need them and it’s time to defeat our enemies.
Greene claimed that Twitter was punishing her for speaking out, but not Maxine Waters (D/California). “can go to the streets and threaten violence on Twitter” — a likely reference to Waters’ calls in 2018 for Trump’s critics to harass Republicans in public.
Twitter suspends Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene for claiming Covid-19 vaccines are ‘failing’
Elle also referenced Vice President Kamala Harris, Ilhan Omar (D–Minnesota), who she claimed “can bail out rioters on Twitter.”It was an apparent reference by Democrats to Democrats asking for donations for the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which will help to bail out rioters during Black Lives Matter protests after the Minneapolis killing of George Floyd.
Fox News reports that Greene tweeted Saturday morning about “extremely high amounts of Covid vaccine deaths.” Greene had previously been suspended from the platform in August after she tweeted about how “vaccines are failing & do not reduce the spread of the virus & neither do masks.”
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