Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Twitter temporarily suspended Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) for violating its covid-19 misinformation policy after she falsely claimed that the coronavirus was "not dangerous" for some people. A Twitter spokesperson confirmed Monday evening that the company had taken "enforcement action" on Greene's personal account for violations of its policies. The account was put on "read-only" mode for 12 hours, which according to Twitter's rules happens "if it seems like an otherwise healthy account is in the middle of an abusive episode." The 12-hour suspension is the shortest of Twitter's read-only penalties, which its website says can range from 12 hours to seven days, "depending on the nature of the violation." Greene's account had violated the misinformation policy multiple times, according to Twitter.
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