Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has been permanently suspended from Twitter after the company said she had violated its China Virus misinformation policies.
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Twitter suspended Greene’s account after she tweeted on Saturday about “extremely high amounts of Covid vaccine deaths.”
She included a chart that pulled information from a government database of unverified raw data called the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, or VAERS, a decades-old system that relies on self-reported cases from patients and health care providers.
Twitter said that Greene had a fifth “strike,” which meant that her account will not be restored. The company had issued her a fourth strike in August after she falsely posted that the vaccines were “failing,” The New York Times reported.
Yet the newspaper failed to explain when tens of thousands of fully vaccinated people are still coming down with the virus.
Greene was given a third strike less than a month before that when she had tweeted that Covid-19 was not dangerous for people unless they were obese or over age 65, and said vaccines should not be required.
“We’ve been clear that, per our strike system for this policy, we will permanently suspend accounts for repeated violations of the policy,” Katie Rosborough, a Twitter spokeswoman, said in a statement. The company allows accounts to submit an appeal and will potentially reverse the suspension if the violating post is proven to be factual.
On the alternative social messaging platform Telegram, Ms. Greene said that Twitter “is an enemy to America and can’t handle the truth.”