Twitter has permanently suspended Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) personal Twitter account (@mtgreenee). It had around 465,000 followers.
The account had already been suspended temporarily on four previous occasions. Yesterday, Twitter confirmed to CNN that it had permanently banned the account after Greene yet again ranted about the dangers of Covid vaccines.
Greene also has a separate Twitter account as Rep. for Georgia (@RepMTG). She posts from it less often and (slightly) less controversially. That account remains active … for now.
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Twitter said it had “permanently suspended” Greene’s personal account “for repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy.”
The tweet that pushed Twitter into action on this occasion was a graph that Greene posted. She said it demonstrated a vast number of deaths caused by Covid vaccines. The graph actually showed the number of people who reported “adverse effects” after having a Covid vaccine, and although this included deaths, there was no suggestion by the data collecting agency (the US’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, or VAERS) that the vaccines were the direct cause of the adverse effects.
The vaccines have been proved to be very effective in preventing extreme illness from Covid-19.
Twitter told the BBC, “We’ve been clear that, per our strike system for this policy, we will permanently suspend accounts for repeated violations of the policy.”
Greene posted a statement after the ban was made, saying, “Twitter is an enemy to America and can’t handle the truth. That’s fine, I’ll show America we don’t need them and it’s time to defeat our enemies.
“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!”
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Unsurprisingly, many on the far right of the Republican party screamed about censorship.
Would-be Senate candidate and author JD Vance called it “Totally absurd … these companies need to be crushed.”
TWITTER IS BAD AND MUST BE CRUSHED he tweeted from his twitter account pic.twitter.com/KUUrkZqLFF
— shauna (@goldengateblond) January 2, 2022
Rep. Lauren Boebert criticized Twitter for permanently banning both former President Donald Trump and now Greene, saying, “They forget that in 2022 we are taking back the House and we WILL be holding them accountable!”
Twitter permanently suspended a sitting US President.
They’ve now permanently suspended a sitting member of US Congress.
Of course, both from the same party.
They forget that in 2022 we are taking back the House and we WILL be holding them accountable!
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) January 2, 2022
Rep. Matt Gaetz, who has held rallies with Greene, retweeted a story from The Hill about Greene’s ban, adding a caption, “Welcome to the Woketopia. Where information is controlled by the few.”
However, Democrats looking to run against Greene in Georgia in 2022 welcomed the move.
Marjorie Taylor Greene has been permanently suspended from Twitter.
Now let’s permanently remove her from Congress.
— Marcus Flowers (@Marcus4Georgia) January 2, 2022
Unlike Marjorie Taylor Greene, I still have a Twitter handle.
I’m going to defeat her this year.
— Holly McCormack for Congress (@Holly_4Congress) January 2, 2022
Others had points to make.
Marjorie Taylor Greene is currently trying to end her Twitter ban by rubbing ivermectin on her phone.
— Jay Black (@jayblackisfunny) January 2, 2022
MTG and Gang Greene will, of course, bitch and moan about free speech while conveniently forgetting that she repeatedly did the Twitter equivalent of yelling “Fire” in a movie theater. Over and over and over. Good riddance.
— George Hahn (@georgehahn) January 2, 2022
Before people start defending Marjorie Taylor Greene and attacking Twitter just remember we all willingly agree to Twitters terms and conditions.
Twitter isn’t a constitutional right.
Twitter is a privilege.
Private companies have to right to censorship.
— remmy robertson (@remmy_robertson) January 2, 2022
For those complaining about anyone being removed from Twitter, just think of Twitter as a Christian owned bakery, and those being removed as a gay wedding party. Feel better now?
— rbangham (@rpbangham1) January 2, 2022
MTG = My Twitter’s Gone
— Mike N. 🇺🇸 🌊 (@MikeyNog) January 2, 2022
Removing MTG isn’t draining the swamp. It’s more like — flushing the toilet.
Write that down.
— Lakota Man (@LakotaMan1) January 2, 2022
MTG has tweeted that Covid is not a danger except to those who are obese or older than 65. That’s funny, most Trump voters are obese and/or over 65. The average age of Fox News viewers is 69!
The problem with the Covid vaccines is that they remain very ineffective (IMO) at doing what a vaccine is SUPPOSED to to, which is, to stop you from getting sick if/when you encounter the virus. They apparently don’t do that AT ALL, and yet people continue to be surprised at how much this disease continues to spread and adversely impact our lives. Of course, this is because there are how many different variants now, and the vaccine really only works with the original virus (does that even exist anymore?!)
Anyone who still thinks the current vaccines will EVER get this disease under control are completely delusional. They are a complete and total failure. And I personally have never been more pessimistic about the future.
Covid vaccines keep people out of the hospital and out of the morgue. That’s what they’re supposed to do. Who told you they’re “supposed” to prevent even a mild case?
That’s not what the CV19 vaccine was ever supposed to do. We were told this over and over again. It was always supposed to prevent serious illness, hospitalization, and death. It also was, like every vaccine, not 100% effective. Just like the regular flu vaccine you can still get the flu but your illness should be less severe, prevent hospitalization, and death.
You do realize that vaccines don’t prevent you from exposure or contracting the illness? It helps your body fight off the illness when you are exposed to it.
Also you need to take into consideration that you’re witnessing a battle with a previously unknown virus unfold in real time. Do you think every past major pandemic resolved itself in a year or two? HIV/AIDS anyone? Still around. The vaccine was never meant to end the pandemic. That unfortunately was a false narrative driven by both political parties. It was meant to slow down transmission, hospitalization, and death until more research could be done to make a better vaccine as well as treatments. And yes, variants of the virus are going to throw a wrench in those plans. It happened with the flu vaccine. That’s why every year they track which variation of the flu virus is spreading about the most and the vaccine for that variant is sent out to the public for vaccination.
You should be slightly worried about the future. With people not getting the vaccine as well as not taking protective measures when out in public because MY FREEDUMB! it’s going to things harder for everyone else. However, I do think things will get better in the near future. If the dominant CV19 strains get less and less severe the world might get to a place where we deal with it like we do the flu. Yearly or twice yearly routine vaccinations. Most people don’t want to hear it but there was a way of life before CV19 and there is going to be a way of life after. How gloom and doom that looks like is going to depend on people not holding on to their tribalist ideals.
Thank you for exposing the latest anti-vaxx screename you are using.
Oh, sweetie, you should sue all of the people responsible for your education because they clearly failed you in monumental ways.
Queerty should take an example from Twitter and ban commentators who repeatedly spread disinformation on the site.
It’s pretty apparent you’re vastly un-educated about how medicine and vaccines in particular work. Like anti-Vaxxers, you make ‘ass’umptions and lead a falsa narrative and throw out a cavate that makes your whole argument flawed. You do realize that almost every reader here has been vaccinated and no one believes you? Are you a Russian Troll farmer? Trying to spread dis-information but totally clueless where you’re posting your BS? Part of that campaign that assumes if you throw enough BS against a wall, some should stick?
Stop spewing your ignorance please. The flu vaccine or any other vaccine does NOT guarantee you will not become infected. No different with covid vaccines either except covid us mutating rapidly so defenses must be strengthened with boosters. Asking this in all seriousness…do you make comments like those you posted because it makes you feel important or do you just spread lies because you want everyone to know how uneducated you are?
Okay, the left has it people who are perpetually outraged but why does almost every person on the right sound like they are going to war or are crying for a war to start?
They want a war they want to become a fascist style state with a state religion and instructional racism.
Let’s make it clear that those on the left who are outraged, are outraged because of actual inequities or failings within the US and larger world. And that outrage leads to proposals to further social progress and enfranchisement of people.
By contrast, fear and anger and culture war bull is all the right has at this point. We see that quite clearly from the right wingers who post their drivel here. They offer no policy except further concentration of power and wealth with the very rich and corporate entities.
@Mr. Stadnick Totally agree. I guess my comment wasn’t as rhetorical as I thought. LOL
@Den “Let’s make it clear that those on the left who are outraged, are outraged because of actual inequities or failings within the US and larger world.”
Let’s make it clear that I politely, but very firmly, have to disagree with that statement. I am fully aware that there are many legitimate inequalities, injustices, failings, etc within the US, as well as the world, that need addressing and movement towards fixing. However, that does not mean problematic people and ideologies only exist on one side. Life and humans are far too nuanced for the topic at hand to be that clear cut. The denial of that very thing is one of the main reasons why the world is in shambles.
The poor dear; rhymes with “stunt”…
I got banned from Twitter for calling her exactly that. (I deleted the post and they let me back on… Wonder if I get five strikes as well?)
@Griff_Greymuzzle Yes. Everybody with an account has a set number of strikes they receive before being permanently banned. It’s in Twitter’s TOS.
Imagine crazies like MTG in the majority. If the party of crazy does take the Congress in the 2022 elections, many decent Americans will be going through with their exit strategies. Have a plan in place.
The ONLY way the Republican party will re-take congress is if Democrats stay home and candidates do not make effective efforts to court the huge numbers of independents. Despite their bluster about “real Americans” and “the silent majority”, the Republican party is the minority party and has been for years. They get votes through dissembling, disenfranchisement where possible and a general lack of ethics. And in presidential elections the antiquated Electoral College system favors low population red states.
Idk how much worse the Dem party can be ran if they can’t use this latest m0ron to stimulate the base? Majorie Taylor biggot should’ve been banned a while ago. But we still have that poor man’s Palin, Lauren Boobert and Matt “Florida’s answer to Jeffery Epstein” Gaetz. Why aren’t the Dems in more control so they can get rid of DINO Joe Manchin. It’s so frustrating but hopefully they can change Dem leadership bc the current leadership is so weak.
Her personal account BUT NOT her official account.
She seems to have at least enough self control to avoid TOS violations on her official account. Very surprising given what a dullard she is otherwise. Perhaps that account is actually controlled by her corporate handlers/donors.
She and Boebert have obviously both got severe personality disorders. It’s their constituents who voted for them who are the most offensive to me.
I think they are simply very stupid and aggressive people. Can’t really call that a severe personality disorder, but it certainly makes them unfit for office.
Time to remove the gross sisters
Now remove the ugly bitch from congress as well as her girlfriend Lauren Bobblehead
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