Top Pro-Trump Lawmaker Banned From Twitter For Posting This

Georgia GOP Representative Marjorie Taylor has been permanently suspended from Twitter because of her “numerous violations” of the platform’s COVID misinformation policy, Twitter announced this Sunday.

“We are permanently suspending the account you referenced (@mtgreenee) for the numerous violations of our COVID misinformation policies. We have been clear that, per our strike system for this policy, we will be permanently suspending accounts for any violations of the policy,” a Twitter spokesperson announced in a statement.

Greene had posted a thread about life before and after the Covid virus and alleged that there are “extremely high numbers of Covid vaccine deaths.” Her office said that the thread led to the suspension but Twitter’s statement didn’t make clear whether the series of posts was why her account was permanently suspended.

The ban is only for Greene’s personal Twitter account. Her congressional Twitter account is still active.

In a statement released to Telegram, Greene said that twitter “cannot handle the truth.”

“Twitter is an enemy to the U.S. and cannot handle the truth,” she said. “That is fine, I will show America we do not need them and it is time to defeat our enemies.”

Greene has been suspended from the social media platform on a number of different occasions for having violated the platform’s COVID-19 misinformation policy.

In July, Twitter suspended her for 12 hours over two tweets she posted claiming that Covid was not dangerous for people who were under 65 years of age.

And in Aug., Greene received a week-long suspension for claiming that the vaccines didn’t help in mitigating the spread of COVID-19. She said that “these vaccines are not working like they should and do not decrease the spread of the coronavirus & neither do masks.”

Twitter’s COVID misleading information policy states that tweets are in violation of the policy if they advance claims as facts, are demonstrably misleading or false based on widely available data and have potential to cause serious harm.

Twitter also prohibits its users from sharing posts about Covid-19 that it has specifically outlined as misleading, including the risk of death or infection from the virus, the safety of preventative measures or official regulations.

The company’s policy, which uses a strike system to decide the length of an account’s suspension, says its users face a permanent suspension following five or more strikes.

Greene’s Twitter ban comes almost a year after it permanently banned former Pres. Donald Trump from the platform last Jan. “due to the risk of further incitement of violence” over his tweets about the January 6 Capitol riot.

Author: Steven Sinclaire