Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA).
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- Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene blasted Twitter for banning her personal account from its website.
- The company is “completely out of bounds,” she said in a Newsmax interview on Tuesday evening.
- Greene also called on her Republican colleagues to leave the platform.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Tuesday sharply criticized Twitter and called on Republicans to ditch the platform after the social media company banned her for spreading COVID-19 misinformation.
“I’m asking all of my Republican colleagues to leave Twitter,” the Georgia Republican told Newsmax in an interview. “It is a complete waste of time and all they do is try to control our political speech.”
Twitter permanently banned the far-right lawmaker’s account on Sunday “for repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy,” the company said in a statement.
Twitter announced in March a new policy to ban users from its website who repeatedly post misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic. Users who receive five or more “strikes,” or notifications that their posts were misleading, will be permanently suspended. Greene had been temporarily locked out of her account on several occasions last year for violating the company policy by tweeting misleading information about the COVID-19 vaccines.
Greene on Tuesday evening claimed Twitter’s decision to permanently ban her represents an attack on her constituents and the country altogether.
“Twitter has attacked my district, it has attacked — I would say — our country as a whole by kicking a member of Congress off of their platform. And also, remember, they kicked off President Trump while he was a sitting United States president,” she told Newsmax, referencing when the company permanently banned the former president in the wake of the January 6 riot last year, citing risks of further violence.
Greene continued to lash out at Twitter, saying it’s “completely out of bounds.”
“No one elected them. No one put them in charge of what is information or what is misinformation,” Greene said. “And so I’m calling for everyone to leave Twitter because the best way to say, end someone’s power or end this Big Tech overlord’s power, is by leaving their platform and being unwilling to participate in their authoritarian control.”
The congresswoman encouraged Republicans to join conservative social media platforms, including Gab, Telegram, and Gettr. Greene also endorsed Trump’s forthcoming company called Truth Social.
Greene appears to still have access to her professional account on Twitter, @RepMTG.