Twitter Permanently Bans Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for COVID-19 Misinformation
Bloomberg — Twitter Inc. on Sunday said it permanently banned the personal account of Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene for repeated violations of the platform’s prohibition against spreading misinformation about Covid-19.
Georgia’s lawmaker had been suspended previously for making false claims regarding the Covid vaccine, and the health risk during the pandemic. A Twitter spokesman said the company has “been clear that, per our strike system for this policy, we will permanently suspend accounts for repeated violations of the policy.”
Greene’s fifth and final strike was a Saturday tweet misrepresenting data on the death rate from the vaccine, the spokesman said.
Greene can appeal the permanent ban, according to Twitter’s policyon misinformation in medicine. Her official account is still accessible to her. @RepMTGWhere her last tweet was a Christmas Eve message to her congressional district.
The Republican lawmaker on Sunday took to messaging service Telegram to call Twitter an “enemy to America” and to criticize Democrats, CNN and an Iranian account for their past tweets.
“That’s fine, I’ll show America we don’t need them and it’s time to defeat our enemies,” Greene said on Telegram.
Twitter isn’t the only place where Greene has been censured for controversial statements. In February of last year, Greene was demoted by the Democratic-led House for her past statements that supported conspiracy theories or violence against Democrats.
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The San Francisco-based social network has faced criticism from right-wing users that it censors conservative voices, especially after it permanently banned former President Donald Trump in January last year following his supporters’ attack on the U.S. Capitol.