Twitter suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene for saying COVID vaccine is “failing”
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) Tuesday defiantly lashed out at Twitter after being suspended for a week for falsely slamming the COVID vaccine as “failing.”
The far right-wing firebrand says she won’t stop repeating what the social media company says are lies spread by anti-vaxxers about the lifesaving shots.
“I refuse to be silenced about these important life changing issues,” Greene said in a statement to reporters. “Twitter won’t allow any discussion of the truth.”
Greene doubled down on her earlier post attacking vaccines and masks to limit the spread of the deadly pandemic.
“These vaccines are failing & do not reduce the spread of the virus & neither do masks,” Greene wrote on Twitter.
The FDA should not approve the covid vaccines.— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) August 10, 2021
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.
Twitter slapped a “MISLEADING” tag on the message and limited users from retweeting or interacting with it. MTG was later suspended from posting messages for a week, CNN first reported.
“The account will be in read-only mode for a week due to repeated violations of the Twitter Rules,” Twitter said.
It’s the third time Twitter has punished Greene, who regularly pushes the envelope with her outrageous comments online. The previous violations drew only 12-hour suspensions.
Anyone who violates the site’s policies against spreading misinformation about the COVID pandemic five times risks permanent suspension.
Twitter won’t say how many times Greene has broken the rules.
The staunch supporter of former President Trump is not shy about making outlandish remarks in person either. Last week, she suggested that anti-vaxxers would shoot health workers who seek to go door-to-door with information about the vaccine.