US Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Twitter account permanently suspended

Twitter suspended her personal account for "repeated violations" of the micro-blogging site's COVID-19 misinformation policies

Twitter suspended her personal account for
Twitter suspended her personal account for "repeated violations" of the micro-blogging site's COVID-19 misinformation policies

US Lawmaker Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Twitter account suspended for COVID-19 misinformation

On Sunday, Twitter permanently suspended the personal account, @mtgreenee, of Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican of Georgia, after it was found that she had violated its COVID-19 misinformation policies.

Twitter suspended her personal account for “repeated violations” of the micro-blogging site’s COVID-19 misinformation policies, However, Greene’s official Congressional account, @RepMTG, remains active because tweets from that account did not violate the service’s rules.

A Twitter spokesperson said in a statement, “We permanently suspended the account (@mtgreenee) for repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy. We’ve been clear that, per our strike system for this policy, we will permanently suspend accounts for repeated violations of the policy.”

Twitter’s COVID-19 misinformation policy gives its users up to five strikes for spreading potentially harmful and misleading information before their accounts are permanently suspended, reports Xinhua news agency.

Greene got the fifth strike to her account which caused the account’s permanent suspension. Earlier, Twitter had suspended her account temporarily in August 2020 for tweeting about vaccine misinformation, according to a report by San Francisco Chronicle.

Responding to the permanent suspension, Greene said it proved that Twitter is “an enemy to America”, the BBC reported.

In a statement posted to the social media outlet, Telegram, she said “social media platforms can’t stop the truth from being spread far and wide” and accused Twitter of aiding unidentified enemies in “a Communist revolution”.

Greene has stirred controversies by being a vocal supporter of former President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claims that the 2020 presidential election was rigged and was also associated with the QAnon conspiracy theory, the BBC said.

She has frequently called into question the efficacy of vaccines and has regularly been fined for refusing to follow Covid guidelines in Congress, including those regarding mask-wearing on the House floor.

The Georgia lawmaker has a long history of embracing baseless conspiracy theories, and she has been a serial tweeter of false claims – about the election, the Capitol insurrection, and other subjects – since she won her seat in November 2020.

[With Inputs from IANS]

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