A Twitter spokesperson stated in a media assertion that Greene had made two Twitter posts on the day, and that the corporate was taking motion on Greene’s account as a result of her posts had violated Twitter’s “COVID-19 deceptive data coverage.”
The account was downgraded to “learn solely mode” for 12 hours.
Each Twitter posts are nonetheless out there to view on Greene’s account, nonetheless, they’ve been labelled by the tech large as “deceptive.”
In one post on Monday morning, Greene wrote, “The controversial #COVID19 vaccines shouldn’t be pressured on our army for a virus that isn’t harmful for non-obese folks and people underneath 65. With 6,000 vax associated deaths and plenty of regarding negative effects reported, the vax must be a selection not a mandate for everybody.”
The controversial #COVID19 vaccines shouldn’t be pressured on our army for a virus that isn’t harmful for non-obese folks and people underneath 65.
With 6,000 vax associated deaths and plenty of regarding negative effects reported, the vax must be a selection not a mandate for everybody. https://t.co/JhYg3acrrK
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) July 19, 2021
Greene’s publish had tagged a separate Twitter publish from Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) who stated that he was instructed by an unnamed individual within the U.S. army that greater than 15 p.c of officers underneath their command “will both retire early or resign their commissions if the mandate is given.”
The unnamed individual additionally instructed Massie, “Ours is a small command, so I’m unsure how the numbers look throughout the drive. I can not communicate for the % of the enlisted drive, however I do know quite a few senior and demanding individuals who will likewise go away.” Massie added that different army members and kin of different members have additionally contacted him over necessary vaccines.
A label over Greene’s Twitter publish acknowledged: “This Tweet is deceptive. Study why well being officers suggest a vaccine for most individuals.” It linked to a Twitter page headlined, “COVID-19 vaccines are extraordinarily efficient at stopping critical sickness and deaths, trials present.”
In a separate Twitter publish made Sunday morning, Greene tagged a publish by Dr. David Samadi, a urologist and Newsmax contributor, who wrote, “In the UK, 47% of latest COVID-19 instances are vaccinated folks.”
Greene commented on Samadi’s publish, writing, “For this reason no entity ought to drive NON-FDA authorised vaccines or masks.
“As a substitute assist folks defend their well being by defeating weight problems, which can defend them from covid issues & loss of life, and plenty of different well being issues,” she added. “We must always spend money on well being, not human experimentation.”
In a label over Greene’s publish, Twitter stated, “This Tweet is deceptive. Study why well being officers suggest a vaccine for most individuals.” The assertion hyperlinks to a Twitter page headlined, “Scientists and public well being specialists say that vaccines are secure for most individuals.”
The Epoch Occasions has reached out to Greene’s workplace for remark.
In an announcement to The Hill, Greene stated that Twitter, Fb, and different firms “are working hand in hand with the White Home to censor People.” She referred to as the transfer “a communist-style assault on free speech.” She added that she is not going to again down and “will proceed [to] inform the reality to the American folks.”
Twitter’s COVID-19 deceptive data coverage says that folks “might not use Twitter’s providers to share false or deceptive details about COVID-19 which can result in hurt.”
“Content material that’s demonstrably false or deceptive and should result in important threat of hurt (corresponding to elevated publicity to the virus, or antagonistic results on public well being techniques) will not be shared on Twitter,” the corporate states.
“This consists of sharing content material which will mislead folks in regards to the nature of the COVID-19 virus; the efficacy and/or security of preventative measures, remedies, or different precautions to mitigate or deal with the illness; official laws, restrictions, or exemptions pertaining to well being advisories; or the prevalence of the virus or threat of an infection or loss of life related to COVID-19,” it provides. “As well as, we might label Tweets which share deceptive details about COVID-19 to scale back their unfold and supply further context.”
Greene was beforehand suspended from Twitter in April. The corporate later lifted the suspension, saying that it was a mistake made by its automated moderation system.
Greene, a first-term lawmaker who supported former President Donald Trump, has been important of masks and vaccine mandates.
In June, Greene apologized over remarks she made that in contrast masks and vaccine mandates to how Jews have been discriminated within the early years of Nazi Germany.
In February, Greene was stripped of her committee positions for remarks she made earlier than being sworn into workplace.