Twitter Reinstates Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Account, Musk Promises Amnesty For Suspended Users
Twitter reinstated the personal account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia), who had been banned earlier this year for spreading misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic.
The decision, announced this week, came as Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, is moving to bring back far-right users who previously violated the platform’s policies, including former President Donald Trump, whose account was restored last week.
Using her official congressional account, Greene urged her 1.5 million followers to also follow her personal, “unfiltered” account.
Greene, a far-right Trump-ally, describes herself in her personal account as “Proud American 100% Pro-Life Pro-Gun Pro-Trump.”
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She has made a number of false and controversial comments, including spreading misinformation about the pandemic and promoting racist rhetoric.
Moving forward, Musk is expected to push further his concept of making Twitter a space of absolute free speech. The billionaire announced he was offering a general amnesty to suspended accounts, “provided that they have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam.”
As he did before reinstating Trump to the platform, Musk made the amnesty decision based on a poll posted on his personal account, which received over three million votes. More than 70% of the users voted in favor of restoring suspended accounts.
The decision will benefit users who were previously suspended for violating rules, including promoting violent threats, harassment and misinformation.
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