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Twitter suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene's account over COVID-19 posts

Twitter on Monday temporarily suspended the account of Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia. File Photo by Tasos Katopodis/UPI
Twitter on Monday temporarily suspended the account of Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia. File Photo by Tasos Katopodis/UPI | License Photo

July 20 (UPI) -- Twitter on Monday suspended the account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for 12 hours over posts containing misleading information about the coronavirus pandemic.

The company also added labels identifying two tweets made by Greene, an outspoken critic of COVID-19 vaccines, as being "misleading."

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In a statement to The New York Times, the controversial Georgia Republican accused technology companies of aiding the White House in clamping down on free speech.

"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," she said.

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Twitter answered by temporarily suspending her account.

"We took enforcement action on the account you referenced (@mtgreenee) for violations of the Twitter Rules, specifically the COVID-19 misleading information policy," the social media platform said in an emailed statement to Axios on Monday.

The move came days after President Joe Biden called on social media companies to do more to curb misinformation on their platforms.

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"They're killing people," he told reporters on Friday. "The only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated."

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Greene, a supporter of former President Donald Trump, had her Twitter account previously suspended for 12 hours in January over tweets spreading conspiracy theories about the Georgia Senate elections.

Earlier that same month, Twitter permanently suspended Trump's account days after a group of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol.

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Last month, Greene also apologized under threat of being censured for comparing coronavirus health measures to the treatment of Jewish people in Nazi Germany.

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