Twitter confirmed on Sunday morning that it had permanently suspended the personal account of Republican Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene over repeated violations of its COVID-19 misinformation policy.
Greene’s personal account, @mtgreenee, has been labeled with an “account suspended” notice and is no longer active. Greene’s official government account, @RepMTG, however, remains active.
Twitter confirmed Greene’s account was suspended because she committed “repeated” violations of its policy on COVID-19 misinformation.
“We permanently suspended the account referenced (@mtgreenee) for repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy,” a Twitter spokesperson said. “We’ve been clear that, per our strike system for this policy, we will permanently suspend accounts for repeated violations of the policy.”
Greene was previously suspended from Twitter after an incident in August when she posted a tweet claiming vaccines and masks were not effective in curbing the spread of COVID-19.
Greene said in a statement posted to her Telegram account that the tweet she was permanently suspended for concerned data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), a tool the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) use to track potential safety problems with vaccines.
Greene’s office referenced an archived tweet thread that had made several claims regarding the efficacy and safety of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines.
“Maxine Waters can go to the streets and threaten violence on Twitter, Kamala and Ilhan can bail out Black Lives Matter terrorists on Twitter, CNN and the rest of the Democrat Propaganda Media can spread Russia collusion lies, and just yesterday the Chief spokesman for terrorist IRGC can tweet mourning Soleimani, but I get suspended for tweeting VAERS statistics,” Greene said. “Twitter is an enemy to America and can’t handle the truth.”