Twitter Suspends Rep. Taylor Greene for One Week Over ‘Misleading’ COVID-19 Post.


Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has been suspended from Twitter for a week after claiming that the coronavirus vaccines are “failing”.

According to CNN, a spokesperson for the social media platform said the tweet “was labelled in line with our Covid-19 misleading information policy. The account will be in read-only mode for a week due to repeated violations of the Twitter Rules”.

Twitter’s policy on misinformation about Covid-19 states that a “seven-day account lock” will occur after a user’s fourth strike.

At 10.15pm on Monday night, Ms Greene tweeted: “The FDA should not approve the covid vaccines. There are too many reports of infection & spread of #Covid19 among vaccinated people. These vaccines are failing & do not reduce the spread of the virus & neither do masks. Vaccine mandates & passports violate individual freedoms.”

The tweet was labelled as “misleading” and a link was added to allow users to “learn what health officials say about preventative measures and Covid-19”. Twitter also made users unable to share, like or reply to the tweet.

Last month, Ms Greene’s account was suspended for 12 hours after sending out two tweets claiming that the coronavirus isn’t dangerous for anyone under the age of 65 who isn’t obese and said vaccines shouldn’t be required because of “vax-related deaths” and “many concerning side effects”.

If Ms Greene commits a fifth violation of the misinformation policy, she could be banned from Twitter.

The Independent has reached out to Ms Greene for comment.