Twitter Permanently Suspends Greene’s Account Due To COVID-19 Misinformation

Twitter announced on Sunday that it had permanently suspended Rep’s personal account. Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneGOP’s Efforts to Minimize Danger of Increase in Riots on Capitol Hill The Memo: What Now for Anti-Trump Republicans? Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene says she will meet Trump ‘soon’ in Florida MORE (R-Ga.) On the social media platform’s COVID-19 disinformation policy.

The social network said in a statement it had taken action after “repeated violations” of the policy.

“We have permanently suspended the account you referenced (@mtgreenee) for repeated violations of our COVID-19 disinformation policy. We have made it clear that in accordance with our strike system for this policy, we will permanently suspend accounts for repeated violations of the policy, ”a Twitter spokesperson told The Hill in a statement.

As of Sunday morning, Greene’s congressional account was still in effect.

In response to the suspension, Greene insisted in a statement published on Telegram that she was telling the truth.

“Twitter is an enemy of America and cannot handle the truth,” Greene said. “That’s good, I’m going to show America that we don’t need them and that it’s time to defeat our enemies.”

Greene has already been suspended by Twitter several times for violating his COVID-19 disinformation policy.

Last July, she received a 12-hour suspension from Twitter for two tweets she posted in which she falsely claimed that, for people under 65 or who are not obese, COVID-19 does not. was “not dangerous”.
In August, his personal account was suspended for a week after claiming vaccines were ineffective in curbing the spread of the virus, baselessly claiming that “these vaccines fail and don’t reduce the spread of the virus and neither do the masks. “
COVID-19 vaccines have been shown to be effective against serious infections. The disease is serious and fatal, especially in the elderly and the immunocompromised, and has repeatedly overwhelmed hospitals. More than 820,000 Americans have died from the infectious disease since the start of the pandemic, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to Twitter’s COVID-19 misleading information policy, tweets that break these rules should include several elements: presenting allegations as fact, being knowingly misleading or inaccurate based on existing information available, and having the potential to cause harm.

Twitter policy prohibits users from sharing posts that are manifestly misleading about COVID-19, such as risk of infection or death from COVID-19, official regulations, or safety preventive measures.

The COVID-19 disinformation policy for Twitter, which uses a strike system for posts that violate the policy, says that after five or more strikes, the social media user risks their account being permanently suspended.

Updated at 10:50 a.m.

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