Twitter on Sunday banned the personal account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for multiple violations of its COVID-19 misinformation policy, according to a statement from the company.
The Georgia Republican’s account was permanently suspended under the “strike” system Twitter launched in March, which uses artificial intelligence to identify posts about the coronavirus that are misleading enough to cause harm to people. Two or three strikes earn a 12-hour account lock; four strikes prompt a weeklong suspension, and five or more strikes can get someone permanently removed from Twitter.
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.”
In July, Twitter suspended Greene for a week after President Joe Biden urged tech companies to take stronger action against bogus vaccine claims that are “killing people.” Twitter has defended its efforts to keep dangerous misinformation about COVID-19 off its site, saying it has removed thousands of tweets and challenged millions of accounts worldwide.
Among Greene’s final tweets was one Saturday that falsely referenced “extremely high amounts of covid vaccine deaths,” according to her Telegram account, which appears to mirror her now-banned Twitter feed when compared with Greene tweets stored in the Internet Archive.
On Sunday, the White House’s top medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said the U.S. has been seeing almost a “vertical increase” of new COVID-19 cases, now averaging 400,000 cases a day, with hospitalizations also up. The omicron variant of COVID-19 has driven a surge in new cases across the U.S.
Twitter had previously suspended Greene’s personal account for periods ranging from 12 hours to a full week. The ban applies to Greene’s personal account, @mtgreenee, but does not affect her official Twitter account, @RepMTG.
I congratulate Twitter!!
Wow. Twitter works for Biden and the democrats. No surprise
Welcome to the Soviet Union of America.
Interesting to note, the mere fact that Twitter suspends accounts is waking up people, who are starting to question the coercion and biased one-sided narrative of this Political Pandemic.
“The harder the wind blows to get the cloak off the pedestrian, the harder he will hold on to it.”
THE JETS ALMOST WON! NISSIM REALLY CAN HAPPEN!!!
VAERS is a government database….how is quoting statistics from it un-American? It is simply the thousands of people reporting vaccine adverse reactions…including death. Twitter is the one that is UnAmerican in preventing free speech and hiding facts from the unassuming public. And I can’t help but wonder if YWN will even post this comment as they have shown they are on the vaccine mandate bandwagon
Even most Republicans are probably happy to see this anti-semitic tweeting lunatic removed from Twitter. I don’t understand why she is allowed to continue posting on her “government” account? I’m sure that any of the newly created right-wing social media sites will be happy to host her garbage.
I agree Tweeter is and enemy of the people. So is Dr Fauci. So is progressive movement!
IKF I suspect that you don’t really understand the VERS system, all and any POSSIBLE adverse effects for any medication can be reported, they are then reviewed for relevance, if there is found to be a trend then that specific reaction is investigated to determine if it is connected to the drug/device in question.
So reports maintained in the system by themselves have zero relevance.
If someone got a sinus infection after taking a new acne medication it also can be reported, but that does not mean that the medication is causing the sinus infection. I suspect that Greene is actually too stupid to understand the difference, not that she is purposely misleading people.
Without Greene’s Twitter posts, I will be forced to go to Fox for fake news.
Stevenn and Gadol Hashtus should be banned.
Gadol Hashtus, you may call her a lunatic, but you have NO RIGHT to call her an antisemite, without a smidgen of evidence. You are a hateful person, like all leftists, and YOU should be banned from all media. Your views are garbage, nothing you write is of any value, and most normal people would rather hear even from the intelligence-challenged Greene than from you or your friends Stevenn, “Reb Eliezer”, Jack Doe, etc.
Twitter is of course a private company and can do whatever it likes, but it is gathering powerful enemies and the time will come when it is crushed as it deserves.
LKF, VAERS is a garbage database. It has all the faults of Wikipedia and none of the advantages. Anyone can post anything they like, but nobody can delete someone else’s vandalism. Only an idiot relies on VAERS to tell the truth. It’s completely useless for that purpose, and was never designed for it. Its only purpose is so that if something does chas veshalom happen, at least someone may notice it. But the more garbage is posted to it the less likely it is that good information will be noticed in time.