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Twitter temporarily suspends account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks to a  colleague with her Trump Won face covering pulled down below her mouth on the House floor on January 3. Twitter suspended Greene's account temporarily Sunday. Photo by Erin Scott/UPI
U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks to a  colleague with her "Trump Won" face covering pulled down below her mouth on the House floor on January 3. Twitter suspended Greene's account temporarily Sunday. Photo by Erin Scott/UPI | License Photo

Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Twitter suspended the account of newly elected Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green for 12 hours, saying she violated its civic integrity policy numerous times.

Voters in Georgia's 14th Congressional District elected Greene -- a Republican who has expressed support for conspiracy theory QAnon -- into office in November. Since then, she's posted misinformation about the presidential election and

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Greene, R-Ga., who was elected in November in a conservative district where she has express support for conspiracy theory-platform QAnon, wore a face covering on Capitol Hill that said, "Trump Won."

"The account referenced has been temporarily locked out for multiple violations of our civic integrity policy," a Twitter representative said about Greene's account.

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Greene received the suspension partly for a thread of posts about the Georgia Senate election Sunday. Democrats Raphael Warnock and Joss Ossoff defeated Republican incumbents Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue to give Democrats control in the chamber.

Greene said in a statement her account was suspended without explanation and the social media platform declined to respond to her for a reason.

"If a conservative dares to utter a political opinion that is deemed unapproved by the internet police they are now subject to false accusations of 'inciting violence' simply for having a conservative view," Greene said.

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In one of her last tweets, Greene attack Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and Gabriel Sterling, a top election official in Georgia, for unfounded election wrongdoing.

The tweet was tagged by Twitter, preventing it from being retweeted or commented on "due to a risk of violence."

Greene's suspension comes on the heels of Twitter suspending the account of President Donald Trump indefinitely after the Capitol riot Jan. 6.

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