Facebook Temporarily Suspends U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene Over COVID-19 Misinformation

Facebook temporarily suspended Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s account on Jan. 3 for sharing COVID-19 misinformation.

Facebook blocked Greene from posting or commenting on the social media platform for 24 hours a day after Twitter permanently suspended her for violating its policies.

“Facebook has joined Twitter in censoring me. This is beyond censorship of speech,” Greene said on Gettr, a social media platform launched by former Trump aide Jason Miller.

“Who appointed Twitter and Facebook to be the authorities of information and misinformation? When Big Tech decides what political speech of elected Members is accepted and what’s not, then they are working against our government and against the interest of our people,” Greene further said.

Greene also shared an image of the notice from Facebook that said she shared a post on Jan. 1 that “goes against our standards on misinformation that could cause physical harm.”

A spokesperson for Facebook’s parent company Meta said in a statement to media outlets that Greene’s post “violated our policies and we have removed it.”

“But removing her account for this violation is beyond the scope of our policies,” the spokesperson added.

On Jan. 2, Twitter banned Greene’s personal account for “repeated violations” of its COVID-19 misinformation policy.

The tweet that prompted the ban included a misleading graph falsely claiming to show deaths linked to COVID-19 vaccines, which Greene claimed were being ignored, CNN reported.

Greene criticized Twitter as “an enemy to America” in response to the ban.

Last year, the House voted to remove Greene from two committees because she had history of sharing dangerous conspiracy theories online.


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