Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene earned a 12-hour timeout from Twitter for several tweets that contained misinformation about the coronavirus vaccines. The social media platform suspended her account Monday night and labeled two recent tweets from Greene as “misleading.”
Here is one of the tweets that earned Greene her suspension. It’s now been slapped with a “this tweet is misleading” label.
This isn’t the first time Greene has had her Twitter account locked. She was briefly suspended earlier this year for spreading lies about the election.
The controversy-seeking Georgia Republican has earned a reputation during her brief political career for making incendiary comments, including some that have been called racist and transphobic.
If she continues to share misinformation about COVID-19 on her Twitter account, Greene faces a permanent suspension much like the one former president Trump received. Twitter has a punishment scale for repeat offenders; someone who commits a similar violations of the platform’s rules can be permanently suspended by the fifth violation. Here’s the Twitter policy:
The temporary suspension for Greene comes as the White House has taken a combative stance against platforms such as Facebook and Twitter over the vast amounts of misleading claims about coronavirus vaccines on their sites as vaccine rates slow and COVID cases rise nationwide.