citing a series of policy violations, including the circulation of misleading information. Greene had repeatedly violated Twitter’s policies against spreading fake news around COVID-19, the social media platform said on Sunday (January 2, 2022).
According to a Twitter spokesman, “the account of the Georgia representative will not be reinstated after its fifth suspension.” Twitter suspended the politician’s personal account earlier in July for incorrectly stating who is threatened by the Coronavirus.
While Greene’s personal account has since been suspended, Greene maintains a congressional account, @RepMTG, which still remains active.
Greene responded to the news by calling Twitter an “enemy to America” in posts on the social media site, Gettr, run by a former presidential adviser.
In a statement released on Monday, Greene said Facebook had also deactivated her account for 24 hours, claiming she had violated the social network’s community standards. A representative for Meta—the company that owns Facebook—confirmed that the network had deleted a post by Greene that broke the rules.
In March, Twitter announced that it would begin keeping track of misleading tweets about COVID-19 vaccines. Long before it announced special labels for potentially misleading tweets about COVID-19 vaccines, Twitter had a well-established history of censoring information about the virus.
More than 466,000 cases of the Coronavirus were reported on Saturday in the US last week, shattering the previous record high. Thus far, approximately 307 million people have been infected with HIV, and 5.5 million of them have died, WHO.