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  • Writer's pictureJonathan Schafer

Majorie Taylor Greene permanently suspended from Twitter

Updated: Jan 12, 2022

R-GA Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene had one of her personal Twitter accounts permanently suspended Saturday for violating the site's COVID misinformation guidelines.

The tweet that led to this suspension included a misleading graphic from the outdated Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) which was used to record self reported vaccine adverse cases from patients and providers.

This isn’t Greene’s first punishment from the company. Twitter’s COVID misinformation policy implements a five strike system, with the fifth strike being permanent suspension. Twitter issued their 7 day suspension to Greene back in August after the controversial representative alleged that vaccines were failing and shouldn’t be approved by the FDA.

This suspension comes as Republicans' war against fake news and big tech censorship rages on, sparked by former President Donald Trump’s suspensions on Facebook and Twitter following the January 6th insurrection.

“Twitter is an enemy to America and can’t handle the truth,” Greene said in a statement on her suspension. “That’s fine, I’ll show America we don’t need them and it’s time to defeat our enemies.”

In the statement, Greene repeated the Republican talking point about big tech supporting the “communist democrats.”

Greene’s congressional account remains unsuspended at this time.


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