Twitter said on Sunday it permanently suspended the personal account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) over the social media platform’s COVID-19 misinformation policy.
The social network said in a statement that it took the action after “repeated violations” of the policy.
“We permanently suspended the account you referenced (@mtgreenee) for repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy. We’ve been clear that, per our strike system for this policy, we will permanently suspend accounts for repeated violations of the policy,” a Twitter spokesperson said. statement.
Twitter’s Covid-19 misinformation policy uses a strike system to punish accounts that violate the policy. One strike results in nothing; second and third strikes result in a 12-hour account lock; a fourth strike brings a seven-day account lock; and a fifth strike results in a permanent suspension. The Georgia lawmaker’s account was suspended for one week back in August after she tweeted that the Food and Drug Administration shouldn’t approve the Covid vaccines because they were “failing” to mitigate the spread of the disease.
Greene’s personal account may be no more, but her congressional account, @RepMTG, remains active. “That account is not in violation of the Twitter Rules,” a company spokesperson explained to Rolling Stone.
Greene has used her congressional account mostly for sharing statements, pictures and video clips, and scheduling announcements. Her personal account, however, was a cesspool of conspiracy theories, hate speech, and mind-numbingly stupid Covid takes.
In December, for example, Greene wondered why cancer deaths haven’t resulted in a business and school closures, neglecting to mention that cancer is not transmissible. “Every single year more than 600,000 people in the US die from cancer,” she wrote. The country has never once shut down. Not a single school has closed. And every year, over 600,000 people, of all ages and all races will continue to die from cancer.”
It is not immediately clear what Greene tweeted from her personal account that triggered the permanent suspension on Sunday. Her office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.