Twitter had previously suspended Rep. Greene’s personal account for periods ranging from 12 hours to a full week. According to the platform’s “strike” system, which uses artificial intelligence to identify posts about the COVID-19 that are misleading:
Two or three strikes earn a 12-hour account lock.
Four strikes prompt a weeklong suspension.
Five or more strikes can get someone permanently removed from Twitter.
“Twitter is an enemy to America and can’t handle the truth. That’s fine, I’ll show America we don’t need them and it’s time to defeat our enemies,” Greene said in the statement. “Social media platforms can’t stop the truth from being spread far and wide. Big Tech can’t stop the truth.”
Original Story (Aug. 10, 2021): According to multiple news outlets, Twitter suspended Georgia’s U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene again. This is the second time this has happened to Greene in about three weeks.
Twitter said the most recent suspension was Greene’s fourth strike according to the New York Times. Twitter’s COVID-19 misleading information policy indicates Greene’s account will be suspended for one week, and if she receives one more strike, she may face permanent suspension.
Greene sent the apparent suspension-worthy tweet Monday night. “The FDA should not approve the covid vaccines,” Greene tweeted. “There are too many reports of infection & spread of #COVID19 among vaccinated people. These vaccines are failing & do not reduce the spread of the virus & neither do masks. Vaccine mandates & passports violate individual freedoms.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s current guidance, Covid-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting extremely sick requiring hospitalization and death. The agency also recently adjusted its mask policy, saying vaccinated people in parts of the United States where COVID-19 is surging should go back to wearing masks indoors.