Personalization Twitter Account of Extremist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Nearly a year ago, Greene (R.-Ga.), was reinstated Monday “permanently suspended” for violating the social media platform’s policies on COVID-19 misinformation.
The far-right lawmaker’s account was reactivated days after the new owner and CEO of Twitter, Elon Musk restored accounts of controversial figures, including the former President Donald Trump.
Greene was removed from the site in January following her fifth suspension. This prompted her permanent removal. Twitter’s COVID-19 misinformation policy It was at that time.
However, she did not tweet immediately from Monday’s reinstated account. acknowledged the decision Her congressional biography Twitter Attacks against the account “unelected big tech oligarchs” You can request her removal.
“On January 2, 2022, they violated my freedom of speech and ability to campaign & fundraise crying ‘covid misinformation.’ My account is back,” She sent out a tweet directing people to follow her account on Twitter “MTG unfiltered.”
The post that triggered Greene’s removal from Twitter January saw falsehoods about children wearing masks, COVID-19 not working, immunizations killing people, and the government downplaying these facts.
Following Musk’s $44 billion purchase of Twitter In October, the billionaire claimed that he wouldn’t reinstate suspended users until his company established procedures, including a procedure for requesting a “content moderation council.”
It’s not clear if any such process took place; Trump’s account was reactivated after Musk posted a “yes” Oder “no” Poll and large portions of Twitter’s staff, including many of those tasked with content moderation, was laid off after Musk’s acquisition of the company. Musk made it clear that the remaining employees must promise to be employed. “extremely hardcore” Work long hours
Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the process behind Greene’s reinstatement. According to reports, the company no longer has a communications department.