Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Twitter account suspended: What you need to know
Twitter on late Monday, temporarily suspended the account of Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene over her misleading tweets about the coronavirus vaccine. This is the second time that Greene’s account has been suspended this year.
Twitter said that the recent tweet by Greene was “misleading" and if she continues with spreading misinformation, then her account will be permanently suspended from the platform.
The temporary ban will last for 12 hours. This action from Twitter comes after the White House has adopted a stricter tone against the misinformation being spread on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy wrote in an advisory, "Health misinformation is a serious threat to public health. It can cause confusion, sow mistrust, harm people's health, and undermine public health efforts.
Earlier, President Joe Biden specifically pointed out that Facebook is letting its platform being used to spread misinformation and it is contributing to "killing people”. He later backed off of his statement and urged Facebook to take stricter action.
Earlier in the year, Marjorie Taylor Greene’s account was suspended over her tweets claiming that the Georgia Senate elections were fraudulent. Twitter later suspended her account and marked her tweet with a message, "This claim about election fraud is disputed, and this Tweet can't be replied to, retweeted, or liked due to a risk of violence."