Twitter Permanently Suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene

After years of inflammatory remarks, the social network has pulled the plug on the Republican congresswoman's account.

Twitter permanently suspended Marjorie Taylor Greene's personal account on Sunday after the Georgia congresswoman once again spread false information about Covid-19, violating the social media platform's policies.

Instead of welcoming 2022 with optimism and positivity, Greene took to Twitter to claim there have been "​​extremely high amounts of Covid vaccine deaths" and attached a chart that included unverified data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, an antiquated government database that relies on self-reported cases from patients and health care workers, according to The New York Times.

According to Twitter, this was Greene's fifth and final "strike" — her previous reprimand coming back in August, when the congresswoman claimed Covid-19 vaccines were "failing." Her account was also temporarily suspended in July after Greene claimed the coronavirus wasn't harmful or deadly and that vaccines should not be mandated.

Despite a surge in Covid-19 infections — the U.S. logged 488,000 new Covid cases last week, a single-day world record — Greene has railed against almost any measure that would help get the virus under control. After her personal account was permanently barred from the platform, Greene took to Telegram to claim 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 also added, according to NPR. "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."

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Since being sworn into office in January 2021, Greene has been a lightning rod for controversy. She has pedaled QAnon conspiracy theories, made racist, anti-Semetic, Islamophobic remarks, and praised the Right-wing loyalists who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Last February, Greene was stripped of her Congressional committee assignments after calling for violence against Democratic officials, and refusing to disavow her past remarks.

While her personal account is banned from Twitter, Greene's official government Twitter account remains active.

For the latest on the coronavirus, check out BET’s blog on the virus, and contact your local health department or visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

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