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Controversial US Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene says her permanent ban from Twitter is effectively the social media platform declaring ‘war’ on the Republican party.
Speaking to Tucker Carlson on Fox News on Tuesday night, Greene urged her followers to leave the social network and to follow her on other platforms instead such as Gab and Gettr.
‘We don’t have control right now so Republicans in congress can’t do anything for these American people that are sitting silent.
‘But when a private company that is not elected by anyone in this country declares war on a sitting member of congress and a sitting president that both happen to be both from the Republican party it is up to leadership to do something about this,’ Greene, 47, started.
Marjorie Taylor Greene has said her Twitter ban means the platform has declared war on the GOP
‘I’m asking everybody to leave Twitter. Twitter has declared war on our party. Are we just going to sit there and say let’s wait until we get the majority back? When we get full control of the going to pass laws to stop this? Nothing’s been done in the past and nothing is being done now,’ she continued.
‘I went to Gettr, Gab and Telegram. I think everybody should leave and I am asking my entire conference to do it. You don’t keep eating bad food at a restaurant. When you do, you get up and leave and go somewhere else where you are treated well.
‘The reason why I’m going about this on my own is because I care about the American people. I think they should do the same thing. We can make Twitter powerless if we all decide to leave.’
Greene appeared on Tucker Carlson where she urged her followers to join her on Gab, Gettr and Telegram social media platforms
Greene’s personal Twitter account was permanently banned after she shared COVID misinformation last week.
The Georgia GOP rep’s account – @mtgreenee – was ultimately axed on Sunday.
The Georgia Rep’s personal account was suspended Sunday, Twitter confirmed
Greene’s personal account was suspended on Sunday, as seen in this grab, after Twitter previously said
On Monday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy issued a statement supporting Greene.
‘Diversity of opinion is the lifeblood of our democracy,’ claimed McCarthy, R-Calif. ‘And yet that fundamental American value is under assault by Big Tech — entities that have amassed more power and more control over more speech than any other institution in history.’
‘Their recent decisions to silence Americans — including a sitting member of Congress and renowned physicians — who share views different from the political and media elite have real world costs.’
‘In fact, as we get more information on the virus it is clear many of the views once demonized by technology companies and the political elite are turning out to be true. The doctrines of lockdowns, school closures, and the threat of covid-19 illness according to age groups and previous infection are currently being reversed,’ said McCarthy.
Her official work account remains live but she has not tweeted from it since December 24
Greene’s final tweets show her railing at what she blasted as government overreach about COVID and discussing how life had changed since the virus hit US shores.
Greene, who is also known for espousing QAnon conspiracy theories, still has access to her work account, @RepMTG, where she last posted on Christmas Eve.
‘Twitter is an enemy to America and can’t handle the truth. That’s fine, I’ll show America we don’t need them and it’s time to defeat our enemies,’ she said in a statement on the encrypted messaging app Telegram sent to the media by her communications director, Nick Dyer.
Greene added: ‘Social media platforms can’t stop the truth from being spread far and wide. Big Tech can’t stop the truth. Communist Democrats can’t stop the truth.
‘I stand with the truth and the people. We will overcome!’
This is the fifth strike for Greene on Twitter who was last suspended in August for saying that vaccines were ‘failing’ to reduce the spread of COVID and that the FDA shouldn’t have approved them.
She got her third strike in July after tweeting that COVID wasn’t dangerous. She was also suspended in January, days after the Capitol riot, for tweets echoing conspiracy theories about voter fraud in her home state of Georgia.
Two or three strikes earn a 12-hour account lock; four strikes prompt a weeklong suspension, and five or more strikes can get someone permanently removed from Twitter.
Twitter has a five-strike policy for users who spread COVID-19 misinformation. The latest strike appears to have been her last
Greene, 47, has faced repeated criticism over her use of social media to spread misinformation
Greene tweeted in August that the FDA should not approve the COVID vaccines because there were ‘too many reports’ of breakthrough cases. Twitter marked the tweet misleading and blocked users from interacting with it
A Twitter spokesperson said: ‘We permanently suspended @mtrgreene for repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy. We’ve been clear that, per our strike system for this policy, we will permanently suspend accounts for repeated violations of the policy.’
In a statement released by her office, Greene said she was suspended for sharing a tweet citing numbers from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, a self-reporting tool for vaccine side effects managed by the Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration.
Greene’s suspension comes almost a year after Donald Trump was permanently suspended days after the January 6 riot.
Last month, Greene, 47, compared COVID to cancer in a four tweet thread calling for Americans to take a more laid back attitude to the virus.
Greene has also taken repeated aim at White House COVID tsar Dr Anthony Fauci, and even shared snaps of herself wearing a face mask emblazoned with the words ‘Fire Fauci.’
When her account was suspended in August 2021, a Twitter spokesperson said: ‘The account will be in read-only mode for a week due to repeated violations of the Twitter rules’ but now it is appears her suspension is for the foreseeable future.
Source: Daily Mail