Greene gets 12-hour Twitter suspension due to COVID-19 misinformation – .

Greene gets 12-hour Twitter suspension due to COVID-19 misinformation – .

representative Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneGOP’s Efforts to Minimize Danger of Increased Riots on Capitol Hill The Memo: What Now for Anti-Trump Republicans? Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene says she will meet Trump ‘soon’ in Florida MORE (R-Ga.) Was suspended from Twitter for 12 hours on Monday after sharing misleading claims about the coronavirus.
According to a Twitter spokesperson, Greene was suspended for two tweets she sent on Monday in which she baselessly claimed that COVID-19 is “not dangerous” for people who are not obese or under 65 years.

In another tweet, the first-year congressman, who has always embraced conspiracy theories, claimed that “beating obesity” would protect people from complications and death from coronaviruses.

Obese people are at a higher risk of developing complications from COVID-19 and being hospitalized.

She also argued against the obligation for the military to receive vaccines, as well as against mask warrants.

Both tweets were flagged by Twitter as misleading and could not be shared, liked or commented on.

“Twitter, Facebook and the rest of the Silicon Valley cartel are working hand in hand with the White House to censor Americans,” Greene said when contacted by The Hill for comment. “It’s a communist-style attack on free speech. I will not back down and I will continue [to] tell the American people the truth.

A Twitter spokesperson said Green’s account violated company policy which states, “You may not use Twitter’s services to share false or misleading information about COVID-19 that could cause harm. “.

“Content that is manifestly false or misleading and which may pose a significant risk of harm (such as increased exposure to the virus or adverse effects on public health systems) may not be shared on Twitter,” the company policy states.

Although the average daily COVID-19 cases briefly fell below 10,000 last month, they have again started to rise in the United States as the more infectious delta variant continues to spread and rates of COVID-19 continue to spread. vaccination is stagnating. According to health experts, about half of new infections in the United States are caused by the delta variant.

Greene, one of the elders President TrumpDonald TrumpTrollers confronts LeBron James over new Space Jam movie Graham says he would ‘leave town’ to stop 0.5T spending plan Controversy equals money for Greene, Gaetz MOREmost staunch supporters in the House, was stripped of its committee duties earlier this year because of its previously expressed support for violence against Democratic leaders.

—Update at 10:23 p.m.


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