Twitter suspended a personal account for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene after “repeated violations” of the Covid-19 misinformation policy, the company said Sunday.
“We permanently suspended the account you referenced (@mtgreenee) for repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy,” Twitter said in a statement. “We’ve been clear that, per our strike system for this policy, we will permanently suspend accounts for repeated violations of the policy.”
Greene, R-Ga., appears to still have access to her professional account, @RepMTG, but Twitter did not say what was tweeted to earn a permanent suspension.
Greene said, in a statement Sunday through her office, that she was suspended for tweeting statistics from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.
“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.”
Twitter’s policy was enacted in March last year, implementing a strike system for violations. A single strike may not incur an action, but the company will place lock’s on an account that repeatedly violates the policy.
As the example of Trump illustrates, it’s unfortunately the case that being suspended from Twitter is a key factor in lessening the public megaphone available to these sociopaths.
Perhaps the company’s new CEO will be more aggressive in this regard — we can only hope so, despite the obvious First Amendment violations implicated by such policies.*
*Well I was terrified. Everyone was terrified of Doug.