On Sunday, Twitter banned the personal account of Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Green and frequently Merchant Misinformation after that Tweet About “extremely high amount cThe death of Ovid Vaccine. “Green’s statement was false and was his last strike on the platform., Literally.
The social media company confirmed to Gizmodo on Sunday that it had suspended Green’s personal account.mtgreenee) For “repeated violations” Covid-19 misinformation policy, Which prohibits users from using Twitter to share false or misleading information about Covid-19 that could cause harm. Green had more than 465,000 followers on his account.
“We have permanently suspended the account you mentioned (@mtgreenee) for repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy,” a Twitter spokesman told Gizmodo in an email. “We have made it clear that, in accordance with our strike system for this policy, we will permanently suspend accounts for repeated violations of this policy.”
Twitter last year updated its Covid-19 misinformation policy to include a five-strike system. Enforcement actions range from no action on account (first strike) and account lock (second, third and fourth strikes) to permanent suspension (fifth strike).
In his tweet, which will no longer be seen, Green falsely claims to be there The Covid-19 vaccine has a high mortality rate and the vaccine includes a misleading chart with information from the Adverse Event Reporting System, New York Times. Anyone can submit a report to this official database, known as VAERS, but They are not verified And don’t show cause.
Importantly, the VAERS officers themselves Posted a waiver The information collected on the website of the database and says that it can not be used to jump to conclusions about the vaccine.
“VAERS receives reports of adverse events and reactions that occur after vaccination,” officials wrote. “While vaccine safety is crucial to monitoring, VAERS reports cannot be used to determine whether a single vaccine has caused or contributed to an adverse event or illness. The report may contain information that is incomplete, inaccurate, coincidental or unverifiable. ”
However, this does not mean that Green has been completely removed from Twitter. The company did not suspend its congressional account, RepMTG, Which has more than 393,000 followers. When we asked Twitter why @RepMTG has not been suspended since they were The same person, the company said Green’s other account does not currently violate its rules.
In a statement Retrieved from CNN After Twitter banned him, Green accused social media platforms of trying to “shut down the truth”.
“Social media platforms cannot stop the truth from spreading far and wide. Big tech can’t stop the truth, “Green said. “The Communist Democrats cannot stop the truth. I stand by the truth and the people. We will get over it! ”
This, of course, is a lie. Because Green often doesn’t tell the truth.