Marjorie Taylor Greene suspended Twitter for the second time for “error” after the algorithm flagged the account
Twitter suspended Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene ‘in error’ for the second time in weeks on Sunday.
The congressman wondered if her Twitter account had been suspended after wishing her followers a Happy Easter. But the social media platform explained the suspension as a result of the site’s algorithm.
“We use a combination of technology and human scrutiny to enforce Twitter rules throughout the service. In this case, our automated systems have taken enforcement action on the incorrectly referenced account. This action has been reversed and access to the account has been restored, ” explained Twitter in a statement.
Greene’s account was suspended for about 12 hours before Twitter restored it.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene was banned from Twitter on Sunday, leading the congresswoman to guess why
The legislator was prohibited from posting tweets for 12 hours on Sunday morning
Greene took to the social media site Gab, where she theorized she had been banned for her religious views and various right-wing views, including anti-abortion and opposition to making COVID-19 vaccine passports mandatory.
After tweeting, ‘He’s risen! Happy Easter!’ I got suspended for 12 hours this morning! Greene wrote about Gab. Was it my Christian faith? My willingness to set Fauci on fire? Message to Big Tech: I WILL NEVER STOP !!! ‘
It is the second time in a month that Greene has been unfairly suspended.
Twitter’s statement was the same as that of March 19, when the company overturned a new suspension.
In January, she was legitimately banned from the platform for spreading misinformation about elections.
Greene has openly supported conspiracy theories like QAnon in the past and liked comments on social media encouraging violence against Democrats.
After re-establishing her access, she posted all possible reasons she thought might have been banned from the social media platform
The congressman claimed her Twitter account was suspended after wishing her followers a Happy Easter
Some in the House of Representatives have pushed for her expulsion from Congress.
In February, she was stripped of her committee duties during a floor vote where 11 Republicans joined Democrats to vote her from 230 to 199.
Prior to that vote, Greene had abandoned her QAnon conspiracy theories in a speech before the House of Representatives.
The Georgian Republican said that “ 9/11 absolutely happened ” and that “ school shootings are real, ” rejecting two of the bizarre allegations that had made her the focus for Democratic opprobrium and condemnation of her GOP colleagues.
Democratic-majority leader Steny Hoyer emerged with firearms with a staunch condemnation of Greene – claiming she disavowed a few beliefs in a speech on the ground earlier in the day wasn’t enough to excuse her for promoting them online. And claiming to be removed from her committees is just the first step in reprimanding her.
“None of us should enjoy what we have to do today,” Hoyer said ahead of the vote. “But doing nothing would be a renunciation of our moral responsibility to our colleagues, Parliament, our values, the truth and our country.”
Last month, California Democrat Jimmy Gomez filed a resolution to have her removed from office.
Marjorie Taylor Greene has openly supported conspiracy theories such as QAnon in the past and liked comments on social media encouraging violence against Democrats. Greene deleted a message in September, pictured, from her Twitter account after receiving backlash
“I have no pleasure in tabling this resolution, but any member who cites political violence and threatens our lives should be expelled,” Gomez said at the time. “I believe some of my Republican colleagues, and one in particular, wish this legislative body harm.”
Greene also voted against a resolution awarding Congressional Gold Medals to the US Capitol Police and other law enforcement officers protecting the Capitol during the January 6 uprising.
The resolution gave a medal to the Capitol Police, another to the DC Metropolitan Police Department, and another to the Smithsonian to be displayed with a plaque showing all the law enforcement agencies involved.
Rather than vote in the affirmative, Greene co-sponsored a separate resolution sponsored by Rep. Louie Gohmert, which did not mention the assault on the Capitol, although it listed the three names of the Capitol Police officers who died. .