A spokesperson for Twitter told NBC that Greene’s most recent tweet “was labeled in line with our COVID-19 misleading information policy,” meaning the politician’s account “will be in read-only mode for a week due to repeated violations of the Twitter Rules.” A “seven day lock” is customarily enacted after a Twitter user’s fourth disinformation strike on the platform.
Greene’s offending tweet said that the “FDA should not approve the covid vaccines,” falsely claiming that “there are too many reports of infection & spread of #Covid19 among vaccinated people.” Greene also incorrectly stated that the vaccines were “failing,” “do not reduce the spreed of the virus,” and that masks do not, either. Finally, Greene wrote that “vaccine mandates & passports violate individual freedoms.”
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has been suspended from tweeting for a week after she claimed on Twitter yesterday that vaccines are “failing.”
Twitter labeled the aforementioned as “misleading,” providing a link to reputable vaccine information to “learn what health officials say about preventative measures and Covid-19” instead. The social platform has also disabled shares, likes and replies on the tweet.
This isn’t the first time the controversial conservative had her Twitter rights revoked. In July, Greene’s account was suspended for 12 hours when she tweeted about “vax-related deaths” and “many concerning side effects.”
For those confused: temporarily suspended accounts are still visible, they just can’t be used. Only permanently sus… https://t.co/Ds5Vy7756h