The Georgian Republican, who has a track record of inflammatory rhetoric, will be unable to tweet for 12 hours due to Twitter’s policy against people who repeatedly share misinformation.
The social media platform had labeled two of Greene’s tweets as “misleading” in recent days. If she continues to share misinformation about Covid-19 through her Twitter account, Greene could be permanently banned from the platform.
“I urge all Americans to slow the spread of health disinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond,” wrote U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy in a 22-page advice released last week. “Health disinformation poses a serious threat to public health. It can cause confusion, sow mistrust, harm people’s health and undermine public health efforts. Restricting the spread of health disinformation is a moral and societal imperative that an entire society requires effort.”
“My hope is that instead of taking it personally, Facebook will somehow say that Facebook is killing people, that they would do something about the misinformation, the outrageous misinformation about the vaccine. I,” the president said Monday. following a speech at the White House on the state of the economy.
The Georgian Republican has tried to make a name for himself as an outsider and agitator and routinely uses parliamentary procedures to slow things down on the House Floor, much to the dismay of her colleagues.