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Twitter suspends congresswoman’s account

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Associated Press/Photo by Troy Stolt/Chattanooga Times Free Press

Twitter suspends congresswoman’s account

The social media company announced on Tuesday that a recent tweet from U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., violated the company’s COVID-19 misleading information policy. Greene tweeted that the Food and Drug Administration should not approve “failing” coronavirus vaccines. Twitter quickly posted an alert over the tweet with information on how to prevent contracting COVID-19. Then it placed Greene’s account on read-only mode for a week.

Has this happened before? Twitter temporarily suspended Greene last month over coronavirus claims and earlier this year for tweets about election fraud. The platform also mistakenly locked her account in March due to a system error. According to Twitter’s COVID-19 misleading information policy, five violations can result in a permanent ban.

Dig deeper: Read Steve West’s report in Liberties about former President Donald Trump’s lawsuit against Twitter and other social media companies that banned him.

Carolina Lumetta

Carolina is a reporter for WORLD Digital. She is a World Journalism Institute and Wheaton College graduate. She resides in Harrisburg, Pa.



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