Twitter suspended the representative.– again – on Monday evening, after sharing information about COVID-19 that violated the company’s disinformation policy.
In a series of tweets posted Sunday and Monday, Greene shared “misleading” information about the coronavirus and vaccines, Twitter said. Greene asserted that COVID-19 is not dangerous for people who are not obese or over 65, and said vaccines should not be required. The Republican of Georgia, who has already, was blocked on his account for 12 hours.
Her account is accessible in “read-only” mode, a Twitter spokesperson told CBS News on Monday evening. If she continues to spread disinformation about COVID-19, the far-right MP could be permanently banned from the social media platform.
Additionally, several of Greene’s tweets are now accompanied by a linked warning message that reads: “This tweet is misleading. Find out why health officials are recommending a vaccine for more people. ”
By Twitter COVID-19 Misleading Information Policy, the company will take action in the event of “false or misleading information about the prevalence of the virus, or the risk of infection or death.”
Earlier this year, Greene wasfor spreading conspiracy theories about voter fraud surrounding Georgia’s senatorial elections.
Responding to the most recent ban, Greene told Facebook Live Monday night that “free speech is under attack in America like never before,” adding Republicans “are being canceled every day.”
Over the past week, President Biden has pushed social media companies to take greater responsibility in tackling vaccine misinformation, as the Delta variant quickly spreads in the United States on Friday, he said. -he declares.“are killing people” by allowing such misinformation to spread rapidly, claiming that “the only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated.”
He then clarified those comments this week, softening his response.
“Facebook doesn’t kill people. These 12 people are there to give out misinformation,” Biden said, apparently referring to a report that found 12 people are the source of the majority of all misinformation on COVID-19. “Anyone listening to it is hurt. It kills people. This is bad information. I hope Facebook, instead of taking it personally, somehow, I’m saying Facebook is killing people, that they would do something about the misinformation. The scandalous misinformation about the vaccine. That’s what I meant. ”