Marjorie Taylor Greene's Twitter account suspended for 12 hours over COVID misinformation

  

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Via:  tessylo  •  2 weeks ago  •  7 comments

By:   Rebecca Falconer, Axios

Marjorie Taylor Greene's Twitter account suspended for 12 hours over COVID misinformation

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Marjorie Taylor Greene's Twitter account suspended for 12 hours over COVID misinformation









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Rebecca Falconer

Mon, July 19, 2021, 10:51 PM





Twitter announced Monday that it's suspending the account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) for 12 hours.




Driving the news:   "We took enforcement action on the account you referenced (@mtgreenee) for violations of the Twitter Rules, specifically the   COVID-19 misleading information policy ," Twitter said in an emailed statement.

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Of note:   The conservative Greene has been an outspoken critic of pandemic measures and   apologized last month   following outrage after she compared mask mandates in the House to the Holocaust.

  • She was   removed from her committee assignments   in February over her past endorsement of baseless conspiracy theories and violent rhetoric against Democrats.

  • Greene's suspension comes days after   President Biden said   social media platforms were "killing people" by allowing COVID-19 vaccine misinformation on their sites. He clarified earlier Monday that he meant   those who post   vaccine misinformation were to blame.



Context: Twitter  announced in March  it was escalating enforcement action on pandemic misinformation over repeated violations of its policy, including a 12-hour suspension.

  • This new policy saw Twitter   suspend Greene's account   without explanation for 12 hours that month. The company later said this was due to an automated technology error.

The big picture:   Some conservative lawmakers, along with media figures, have complained that Big Tech companies intentionally censor their viewpoints and   used this argument   in their push for regulation.

  • However, a study in February found these claims to be " a form of disinformation ."

  • Greene could not immediately be reached for comment on the Twitter suspension, which was first reported by the   New York Times .

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.








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Tessylo
Professor Principal
1  seeder  Tessylo    2 weeks ago

The lying nasty hateful bitch should be banned permanently.  

 
 
 
Greg Jones
Masters Expert
1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Tessylo @1    2 weeks ago

She needs to voted out.

 
 
 
SteevieGee
Junior Silent
1.1.1  SteevieGee  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1    2 weeks ago

Wait...  Twitter is a democracy?

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2  seeder  Tessylo    2 weeks ago

Now she and creepy Gaetz  have something else to rant about at their 'rallies'.  Our free speech is being stifled!

 
 
 
SteevieGee
Junior Silent
3  SteevieGee    2 weeks ago

So...  She doesn't have a freedom phone?

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
Professor Principal
4  Hal A. Lujah    2 weeks ago

The twat that got de-twittered.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
Professor Guide
5  Paula Bartholomew    2 weeks ago

12 hours is like putting a band aid on a sucking chest wound.

 
 
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