Twitter Permanently Bans Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Personal Account

Twitter is not afraid to ban more famous American politicians. As The New York Times reports, the social network has permanently banned the personal account of Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene after a fifth “strike” for spreading misinformation about COVID-19. Hair official account is still active at the time of writing as it does not violate Twitter rules.

It is not certain which post led to the permanent ban. Twitter spokeswoman Katie Rosborough said only the company “had been clear” that it would issue permanent suspensions for “repeated violations” of its policy on disinformation about COVID-19.

Greene had faced an escalating series of bans over her false claims. She falsely claimed in July that COVID-19 was not dangerous unless you were over 65 or obese, and in August, improperly maintained vaccines against the new Delta strain of the coronavirus “failed.” The posts led to suspensions of 12 hours and a week, respectively.

In a rackGreene said tech companies and Democrats “can’t stop the truth” and accused Twitter of hypocrisy in its dealings with Democrats, calling Twitter an “enemy of America.” However, she indicated she has no intention of challenging the ban, saying only “we don’t need them”.

The crackdown comes just under a year after Twitter permanently banned former President Trump, and reflects the social media giant’s less forgiving stance on politicians over the past year — it is willing to ban officials for violations rather than apply warning labels. and otherwise avoid direct action. And while prohibition targets like Trump may start their own social networks or jump to do-it-yourself alternatives, there’s little doubt that they’ll lose some influence online by getting kicked off mainstream platforms.

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