Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (Photo: Twitter)
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) was temporarily suspended from her Twitter posts for 12 hours.
The social media platform switched its account to read-only after posting glaring misinformation about Covid.
This isn’t the first time Greene has been suspended. She received another 12-hour ban earlier this year for a thread of unfounded election fraud allegations. Those who receive repeated suspensions risk being permanently excluded from the platform.
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In recent days, Twitter has marked two of Greene’s tweets with a “misleading” warning. Both concerned Covid and vaccines, in which she claimed Covid was “not dangerous” for people under 65 who were not obese.
This statement is false. Many people under the age of 65 have suffered from serious illness or have died, and some have suffered from what has been dubbed “Long Covid,” with symptoms persisting for months.
The two deceptive tweets can still be read on her account, but other users cannot reply or re-share them.
In a statement to the New York Times, Greene (predictably) criticized the ban.
“These big tech companies are auctioning off the Biden regime to restrict our voices and prevent the spread of any message that is not approved by the state.”
Criticizing the Covid vaccines, the severity of the virus and the mask warrants, is a recurring theme for Greene. She was sharply mocked a few months ago for sharing her “Covid protection” training. More recently, she has repeatedly called for the sacking of Dr Anthony Fauci.
Last week, U.S. Surgeon General Dr Vivek Murthy posted a 22-page notice on the damage caused by Covid misinformation.
“I urge all Americans to help slow the spread of health misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
“Health disinformation is a serious threat to public health. It can create confusion, sow mistrust, harm people’s health, and undermine public health efforts. Limiting the spread of health misinformation is a moral and civic imperative that will require an effort from the whole of society. “
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Marjorie Taylor Greene’s latest tweets have sparked much contempt and ridicule on Twitter.
In particular, a tweet asking people, “Name something smarter than Marjorie Taylor Greene?” ”Elicited more than 4,000 responses.
This guy pic.twitter.com/EpaUWMCHVS
– Abe Pakatawhainu (@TopHatOrTrilby) July 19, 2021
This paperclip I use to reset my router. He’s actually also good at something and has a better personality. pic.twitter.com/gjS0VmtE1u
– Pauline Criel (@pecriel) July 19, 2021
If it is raining, I have the wiper on and I engage reverse gear, my car automatically engages the rear wiper. So it’s safe to assume my Audi is smarter than MTG
– Ubi FaberCurghio (aka Marble Cat) (@Ubi_wan_kenobi) July 19, 2021
Every fucking student I’ve had for over thirty years. Each
– Stephen G. Lincoln (@LincolnStephenG) July 19, 2021
I wore dresses with a higher IQ
– Ratched, RDH (@Anonysub) July 19, 2021