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Twitter permanently blocks U.S. Republicans over Covid’s misinformation

Georgia lawmaker Marjorie Taylor Greene is known for making eccentric anti-vaccine allegations and other false statements about the coronavirus pandemic.

Green said in a Telegram statement that Twitter was “an enemy of the United States and couldn’t handle the truth,” and counterattacked after the suspension. (AFP)

Twitter has permanently suspended the personal account of candid Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene for violating the platform’s Covid-19 false alarm policy.

Twitter said it has closed Greene’s personal account (@mtgreenee) for repeatedly violating Covid’s false alarm policy. She still has access to the official Twitter handle @RepMTG.

Green used personal ones more often.

In a statement sent to Agence France-Presse, Twitter said, “We have permanently suspended the account you referred to (@mtgreenee) because we repeatedly violated Covid-19’s false alarm policy.”

“It is clear that the strike system for this policy will permanently suspend your account if you repeatedly violate the policy,” he added.

Georgia lawmakers have loudly and enthusiastically supported former President Donald Trump and his false allegations that the 2020 elections were stolen, as well as quirky vaccination opposition to the coronavirus pandemic and others. Also known as a false statement.

Twitter did not pinpoint exactly what Green said was worthy of this punishment.

Twitter is an “American enemy”

“It’s time to show America that we don’t need them and defeat them,” Green said in a Telegram statement. .. “

Twitter’s Covid misinformation tells employees about a strike system that gradually escalate sanctions for violations.

For example, one strike does nothing. Three strikes will result in a 12-hour account lock, and five strikes will result in a permanent suspension.

Twitter was sanctioning Greene before the permanent suspension.

Her account was suspended for a week in August after the Food and Drug Administration tweeted that the Covid vaccine should not be approved because it was unable to “delay” the spread of the virus.

On Saturday, she tweeted that vaccine deaths were taken seriously in the United States, but now “deaths from very large volumes of Covid vaccines have been ignored and government obligations for compulsory vaccines have increased.” ..

A year ago, Twitter banned Trump from the platform after a January 6 riot at the US Capitol by Trump supporters excited about his allegations that he was robbed of his victory over Joe Biden.

Source: AFP

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