Twitter Inc said on Sunday that it has permanently banned Republican U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s personal account for tweets that repeatedly violated the social media platform’s disinformation policy on COVID-19.
The Georgia congresswoman is the first member of Congress to have her Twitter account permanently suspended.
Twitter previously suspended Greene’s account, @mtgreenee, for posts on COVID that were deemed “misleading.” At least two additional Republican House members, Jim Banks and Barry Moore, have received temporary Twitter prohibitions.
“Twitter is an enemy of America and can’t handle the truth,” Greene wrote in a message on Telegram, adding that social media sites “can’t stop the truth from spreading far and wide.” The truth will not be stopped by Big Tech. The truth will not be stopped by Communist Democrats.”
The congresswoman’s official Twitter account, @ReptMTG, is still live and has 390,000 followers, which is somewhat less than the 465,000 followers on her banned personal account.
Greene has already been chastised for comments on the epidemic. She apologized in June after equating the COVID-19 mask restrictions and vaccines to the Holocaust, which murdered 6 million Jews.
Greene’s Twitter account was momentarily restricted in January after she argued with a state election official over suspicions of voting fraud.
After his followers assaulted the United States Capitol in a fatal riot on January 6, 2021, Twitter and many other social media sites barred former President Donald Trump from using their services.