Marjorie Taylor Greene, an American congresswoman who once suggested that the mass shooting in 2017 at a Las Vegas concert was a scam and that the weather could be manipulated by a space laser powered by Jews, wants a smaller place where she can convey her wisdom. The social media app Twitter (you’ve probably heard of it) took the step to permanently ban her account on Sunday, news media confirmed.
This is a permanent suspension of her personal account, @mtgreenee, which had 465,000 followers per. yesterday. Her “work account” @RepMTG, with 389,000 followers, is still up, though it has been inactive since Christmas Eve.
NPR reported that the removal of Rep. Greene’s personal account was for “repeated violations of [Twitter’s] COVID-19 misinformation policy. “In a statement, Greene responded that Twitter was an” enemy of America and can not handle the truth. “She added:” Big Tech can not stop the truth. “Communist Democrats can not stop the truth.”
New York Times noted that Greene’s account was suspended “after she falsely tweeted on Saturday about ‘extremely high levels of Covid vaccine deaths’.” This was reportedly her fifth strike following a recurring pattern of behavior contrary to Twitters the rule of multiple strikes about misleading information about COVID-19. (Twitter “allows accounts to file an appeal and will potentially cancel the suspension if it is proven that the infringing post is factual,” Times pointed out.)
In August, when Greene said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration “should not approve the covid vaccines,” and also mistakenly called the vaccines ineffective, Twitter suspended her for a week after labeling her message as “misleading.” At the time, CNN called it “at least the third” critique of the platform.
Last December, Greene posted a four-part thread on Twitter comparing U.S. deaths between COVID-19 and cancer and wondering why the latter did not force schools to close. (Whether the Georgia Republican mistakenly believes that cancer is contagious and can spread through airborne particles is unknown.)
In July, she tweeted that the COVID-19 vaccines should not be “imposed on our military” because the virus “is not dangerous to non-obese people and those under 65.” This is, I’m sure we do not have to tell you, a lie.
Twitter’s features were celebrated by some platform users, who regularly draw attention to Greene’s horrific tweets.
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