Twitter has suspended the account of Republican lawmaker, Marjorie Taylor Greene, for her post which was reported to have been misleading.
Her account was suspended for 12 hours. According to the app, she violated Twitter’s policy about misleading information about Covid-19.
The lawmaker had tweeted on Monday, July 19, arguing about the reason vaccines are not necessarily needed. In her tweets, she pointed out that Covid-19 does not affect people aged under 65.
Twitter tagged her two tweets as misleading and actions were taken swiftly.
“We took enforcement action on the account @mtgreenee for violations of the Twitter Rules, specifically the Covid-19 misleading information policy,” a Twitter spokesperson said.
Reacting to the suspension, Greene spoke about how the white house is preventing people from freedom of speech.
She said, “These Big Tech companies are doing the bidding of the Biden regime to restrict our voices and prevent the spread of any message that isn’t state-approved.”
Her tweets came at the time Covid-19 is making new waves as numbers are steadily rising on the new Delta variant.
Greene’s home state, Georgia, is now reporting an average 1,000 new COVID-19 cases per day compared to an average of around 340 cases per day exactly one month ago.