The social network toughens the tone on disinformation. After permanently suspending Donald Trump’s account in 2021, Twitter deletes the profile of a member of the United States Congress, for repeated disinformation on the Covid-19.
As the world continues to fight the pandemic, Twitter is waging its own battle… against disinformation. According to The Verge, the social network has just closed the account of an elected member of the House of Representatives, accused of sharing fake news linked to Covid-19. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s personal account has been “Permanently suspended”, after several temporary suspensions in 2021. The Republican, fervent supporter of Donald Trump, had notably said last August that the vaccine did not work. After several calls to order, she was definitely sidelined on January 2, 2021.
The gradual system still relevant
In a statement, a spokesperson for the company explains: “We have made it clear that, in accordance with our banning system, we are permanently suspending accounts for repeated violations of our usage policy.” Last March, the company clearly indicated that after several warnings, violators would see their accounts permanently suspended.
This Sunday, January 2, Marjorie Taylor Greene posted a murderous message against the little blue bird, on Facebook and Telegram. She said: “Twitter is America’s enemy and cannot admit the truth. Social platforms cannot stop the truth from spreading everywhere. ” She also disclosed the reason for this suspension. It would be the sharing of data on the adverse effects of vaccines – including COVID-19 vaccines – that would be at the origin of this decision on the part of Twitter.
His government account still active
If Marjorie Taylor Greene has seen her personal account suspended, this is not the case with her institutional profile. As pointed out The Verge, the latter is still active. She was less active via this digital identity and has not shared anything since the decision of the firm founded by Jack Dorsey. His last publication was on December 24, it was about his wishes for the people of Northwest Georgia.