Twitter Suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene
Twitter has temporarily suspended Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) for spreading “misleading information” about COVID-19 vaccines after she wrote that vaccines are “failing.” The platform has given her a one-week suspension.
A Twitter spokesperson claims that Greene’s tweet “was labeled in line with our COVID-19 misleading information policy.”
“Due to repeated violations of Twitter Rules,” Greene’s account will be placed in “read-only” mode, according to the same spokesperson.
In her tweet, Greene said the FDA “should not approve the COVID vaccines.”
“There are too many reports of infection & spread of #COVID19 among vaccinated people,” she wrote. “These vaccines are failing and do not reduce the spread of the virus & neither do masks.”
“Vaccine mandates & passports violate individual freedoms,” she concluded.
Because Twitter labeled this tweet as “misleading,” users were not allowed to reply, share or like the post.
Twitter has a five-strike policy for spreading misleading information about COVID-19.
Greene is on her fourth strike, which resulted in the 7-day account lock.
Greene released a statement on Tuesday, responding to the Twitter suspension: “I have vaccinated family who are sick with COVID. Studies and news reports show vaccinated people are still getting COVID and spreading COVID.”
She added that she knows “numerous people” who have suffered “scary side effects” from the vaccines, such as Myocarditis, blood clots, and miscarriages.
“In my opinion, the FDA should not approve these vaccines until more research is done,” Greene said. “But Twitter suspended me for speaking the truth, and tweeting what so many people are saying.”
The CDC has said that serious side effects are “extremely unlikely.”