Twitter has suspended Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s private account for one week following one other violation of the platform’s guidelines over a press release concerning the COVID-19 vaccine, the corporate stated Tuesday.
On Monday, Greene (R-Ga.) tweeted that the Meals and Drug Administration “mustn’t approve the covid vaccines.”
Greene stated “there are too many experiences of an infection & unfold” of COVID-19 even amongst those that are vaccinated.
She added that the vaccines “are failing.”
Twitter flagged the tweet as deceptive and because of this, locked Greene’s account in “read-only mode for per week.”
“The Tweet you referenced was labeled in keeping with our COVID-19 deceptive info coverage. The account will be in read-only mode for per week resulting from repeated violations of the Twitter Guidelines,” a spokesperson for the social media firm stated.
The incident is a minimum of the third time Twitter has penalized Greene for sharing misinformation.
In January, Greene was suspended for 12 hours from Twitter after she posted a tweet questioning the outcomes of the state’s runoff election for Senate.
Then final month, her account was locked in read-only mode once more after two of her tweets concerning the vaccines had been deemed deceptive.
In line with the social media big’s COVID-19 vaccine misinformation coverage unveiled in March, 12-hour suspensions are doled out for second and third violations. A fourth violation leads to per week’s suspension, whereas a fifth strike would result in a ban.
Violating the COVID-19 coverage 5 or extra instances may end up in a everlasting ban.