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Twitter Temporarily Suspends Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene Over Vaccine Misinformation

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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.

The temporary suspension comes as the White House has taken a confrontational stance with social media platforms about the prevalence of misleading claims about coronavirus vaccines as cases mount across the country.

“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.”

President Joe Biden called Facebook specifically about the spread of information about Covid-19 vaccines, but he ignored his recent accusation that the company was directly responsible for “killing people” and suggested it was only allowing wrongdoing. information spread.

“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.

Greene had been given a 12-hour suspension from Twitter earlier this year over a conspiracy-laden thread about Georgia’s Senate election. Some of those tweets earned labels from Twitter stating, “This election fraud claim is being contested and this Tweet cannot be replied to, retweeted or liked due to the risk of violence.”

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.

But the tactics have helped her gain support from the far right. In April, her campaign announced that she had raised $3.2 million in the first three months of her tenure—an astonishing amount for a freshman.

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