Twitter claims another victim.
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene had her personal Twitter account permanently suspended from the social media platform due to allegedly spreading false information about COVID-19.
Here we go again…
Twitter claims that Taylor Greene recieved her “5th strike” and therefore her account has been permanently removed.
What was her big sin this time?
She tweeted about the “extremely high amounts of covid vaccine deaths,” which Twitter claimed was “false information.”
Greene had previously received her 4th strike back in August for posting about how vaccines are failing.
Despite being true, that was also labeled as false information.
This ban likely has more to do with censoring conservative voices than anything else.
Here's the breaking news from the New York Times:
Twitter on Sunday permanently suspended the personal account of Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican of Georgia, after the company said she had violated its Covid-19 misinformation policies.
Twitter suspended Ms. Greene’s account after she tweeted on Saturday, falsely, about “extremely high amounts of Covid vaccine deaths.” She included a misleading chart that pulled information from a government database of unverified raw data called the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, or VAERS, a decades-old system that relies on self-reported cases from patients and health care providers.
Twitter said that Ms. Greene had a fifth “strike,” which meant that her account will not be restored. The company had issued her a fourth strike in August after she falsely posted that the vaccines were “failing.” Ms. Greene was given a third strike less than a month before that when she had tweeted that Covid-19 was not dangerous and that vaccines should not be mandated.
Ms. Greene’s official Congressional account, @RepMTG, remains active because tweets from that account did not violate the service’s rules.
Yet another conservative voice is banned from Twitter.
It's funny how liberals are never banned, even when they incite violence.
Here's how freedom loving Americans reacted:
The Associated Press has Greene's reaction to the ban:
In a statement on the messaging app Telegram, Greene blasted Twitter’s move as un-American. She wrote that her account was suspended after tweeting statistics from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, a government database which includes unverified raw data.
“Twitter is an enemy to America and can’t handle the truth,” Greene said. “That’s fine, I’ll show America we don’t need them and it’s time to defeat our enemies.”