Twitter permanently bans Rep. Greene’s personal account for COVID remarks

Greene also receives 24-hour Facebook suspension; official congressional accounts still active

UPDATE: One day after losing access to her personal Twitter account, U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has also been temporarily locked out of Facebook.

“Facebook has joined Twitter in censoring me,” the Rome Republican wrote in a statement. “This is beyond censorship of speech.”

She attached a screenshot of a message from Facebook that said she was being punished for violating its Community Standards in a post. Greene had spread COVID-19 vaccine misinformation on her personal Facebook page similar to the content that got her banned on Twitter.

A Facebook spokesman released a statement to the New York Times that said her post “violated our policies and we have removed it, but removing her account for this violation is beyond the scope of our policies.”

Greene’s official accounts on Facebook and Twitter, which focus more strictly on her duties as a member of Congress, both remain active.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Twitter has permanently suspended one of U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s accounts, saying she’s posted misinformation about COVID-19.

“We permanently suspended Marjorie Taylor Greene for repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy,” Twitter said in a Sunday statement, according to CNN. “We’ve been clear that, per our strike system for this policy, we will permanently suspend accounts for repeated violations of the policy.”

Prior tweets from the account were no longer visible Sunday.

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Twitter permanently suspended this account used by U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia for COVID-19 misinformation.

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Twitter permanently suspended this account used by U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia for COVID-19 misinformation.

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Twitter permanently suspended this account used by U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia for COVID-19 misinformation.

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Greene tweeted from the account Saturday about “extremely high amounts of Covid vaccine deaths,” according to The New York Times. Federal officials have reported no such information and research has thus far shown higher recovery rates among those who’ve been vaccinated.

Greene had about 460,000 followers on that account.

On Sunday, Greene blasted Twitter’s decision in a statement.

“Twitter is an enemy to America and can’t handle the truth,” she said. “That’s fine, I’ll show America we don’t need them and it’s time to defeat our enemies. They can’t successfully complete a Communist revolution when people tell the truth. Social media platforms can’t stop the truth from being spread far and wide. Big Tech can’t stop the truth. Communist Democrats can’t stop the truth. I stand with the truth and the people. We will overcome!”

Greene’s congressional Twitter account, @RepMTG, is still active.

The North Georgia Republican has been repeatedly suspended by Twitter for remarks about the pandemic.

In August, Twitter briefly suspended her account for describing the three coronavirus vaccines as “failing” and not working to reduce the virus’ spread. It was the fourth time her account was suspended.

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“To be clear, I’m not opposed to vaccines, people should be free to choose,” Greene said in a statement at the time. “However, in my opinion, (the Food and Drug Administration) should not approve these vaccines until more research is done. But Twitter suspended me for speaking the truth, and tweeting what so many people are saying.”

Greene has been widely criticized for comments deemed racist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic. She insinuated that the 2017 Las Vegas massacre was orchestrated, warned of an “Islamic invasion” after two Muslims won congressional races, described Black people as “slaves” to Democrats and defended a lie that George Soros turned over Jews to the Nazis.

Staff writer Greg Bluestein contributed to this report.