New update: Twitter fights COVID misinformation – suspend Majorie Taylor Greene from its platform.
Twitter cited “multiple breaches of our COVID-19 misinformation policy” as the reason for suspending Greene. When Greene was elected to the House of Representatives in 2020, she became an instant lightning rod for debate. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s personal Twitter account has been permanently disabled for distributing COVID-19 falsehoods.
In a statement, Twitter stated, “We permanently banned Marjorie Taylor Greene for numerous breaches of our COVID-19 misinformation policy.” CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan first reported the news.
Since our strike system for this policy allows for permanent account suspension for repeated infractions, we’ve made it plain that we would do so.” A Twitter announcement in March stated that accounts that persistently spread disinformation about the COVID-19 vaccination would be permanently suspended.
Greene’s official Twitter account which represents the freshman Republican lawmaker from Georgia is still operational. According to the conservative social media network GETTR, which was founded by former Trump campaign spokeswoman and 2020 presidential advisor Jason Miller.
Greene has replied to the company’s decision. “If Maxine Waters, Kamala Harris, Ilhan Omar and the spokesman for the terrorist IRGC can tweet about the death of Soleimani, but I’m suspended for publishing VAERS stats then Twitter is an enemy of the United States and cannot handle the truth. Then let me show America that we can defeat our adversaries without their assistance,” said Greene.
Since her 2018 remarks encouraging Americans to “push back” against Trump administration officials and “tell them they’re not wanted anymore,” California Rep. Maxine Waters has come under fire from some conservatives.
Also, Greene established an unsupported connection between Vice President Kamala Harris and Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s support for the Minnesota Freedom Fund, a nonprofit organization that helps low-income persons who need bail money.
Since the death of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis last year, some conservatives have associated support for this fund with a desire to pay off the vandals who wrecked property.
Nearly a year ago, Twitter permanently blocked Trump’s account, citing the potential for additional instigation of violence in the wake of the tragic seige of the Capitol by Trump supporters on January 6, 2017.
When Greene was first elected to Congress, she quickly rose to the status as one of the most divisive members of Congress, relishing the political sparring that was so characteristic of the Trump administration.
The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives removed Greene’s committee assignments in February of last year, just weeks after she had joined office. This was in response to Greene’s social media posts in which she propagated conspiracy theories and advocated for political violence.
A fight with Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri that Greene provoked forced the Democratic congressman to relocate Capitol Hill offices in order to avoid her immediate circle. A few months later, Greene apologized for her statements which she made in May but then linked President Joe Biden’s demands for Americans to get coronavirus vaccines to Nazi dictatorship.
Greene then equated mask mandates to the Holocaust. “Biden promoting a vaccine that is not FDA authorized demonstrates COVID as a political instrument used to manipulate people,” she tweeted in July.
“It’s up to the individual to decide whether or not they want to receive vaccines from your medical brown shirts. You can’t make people participate in human experiments by threatening them. ”
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been given the green light by the FDA since the congresswoman made the aforementioned comments.
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