Donald Trump took to Twitter and Facebook on Monday night after Facebook banned accounts linking to Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA’s firebrand GOP Rep.)
Twitter suspended Greene’s account to spread COVID-19 misinformation on Sunday, although she retains her official Congressional username.
Greene claimed that Facebook had suspended her account within 24 hours.
Trump, whose accounts were blocked on platforms following the Capitol riot of January 6, 2013, urged supporters not to use them. He also called for an end to U.S.-based operations.
“Twitter is an embarrassment to democracy.” They shouldn’t be allowed to do business in this Country,’ the ex-president said through his Save America PAC.
Marjorie Taylor Greene’s large constituency is made up of hardworking, patriotic, and honest people. They don’t deserve what’s happened to them on places like low-life Twitter and Facebook.
“Everybody should get off Twitter and Facebook. They’re boring, have only a Radical Left point of view, and are hated by everyone. They’re a disgrace for our Nation. Keep fighting, Marjorie!’
Twitter stated that Trump would lose access to his Twitter account, which was his preferred way to reach supporters and became the source of daily news headlines.
Trump attacked social media platforms just days after Twitter suspended Greene’s account, while Facebook ban her activities for 24 hours Monday
Facebook took a June decision to reduce Trump’s suspension by two years.
Trump called on his supporters to abandon the platforms months after he had announced that a new social media venture was being created, TRUTH Social. The ex-president stated it would launch in 2022.
Greene has now joined Gettr (a social media platform that was created recently by Jason Miller, an ex-Trump adviser). Gettr released that more than 230,000 individuals joined the site after her tweet ban.
Twitter reported that Greene ran afoul the FDA’s five-strike policy for misinformation spreading about COVID. In August, she was suspended for saying vaccines weren’t working to stop the spread of COVID.
In July, she was awarded her third strike after tweeting about how COVID isn’t dangerous. Days after the Capitol Riot, she was also expelled from office for posting conspiracy theories in support of voter fraud in Georgia.
One to three strikes will result in an account lock for 12 hours. Four strikes could lead to a one-week suspension. Five strikes or more can cause someone’s permanent removal from Twitter.
Trump claimed that Facebook and twitter are a disgrace for our nation’ when they suspended Rep. Greenes’ accounts – almost one year after they did the same thing to him
The Georgia Republican’s spokesperson shared the response she received from Twitter on Sunday. She posted it to Telegram, a messaging app.
‘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,’ Greene said.
Greene’s office released a statement saying that she was suspended for tweeting numbers from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. This is a tool to self-report vaccine side effects and managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Food and Drug Administration.
On her Gettr profile, the fringe Republican who previously supported conspiracy theories about QAnon and claimed that California wildfires may have been caused Jewish space lasers, reported her Facebook suspendement.
“Facebook joined Twitter in censoring my speech,” she stated. She added, “This is more than censorship of speech.
“I represent the interests of over 700,000 tax-paying citizens in America and am an elected member to Congress. I speak for them, their values and defend their rights and help protect our Constitution.
She shared an apparent Facebook screenshot on her Gettr profile.
According to this grab, Greene’s account personal was closed on Sunday. This follows a tweet by Twitter.
Greene railed against social media companies for ‘censoring’ her, after her unfounded claims of ‘extremely high amounts of COVID vaccine deaths’ led to her accounts being suspended
“You cannot post or comment for more than 24 hours. It said that you have previously posted something which didn’t comply with our Community Standards.
After Greene had posted the exact same message on both platforms, Greene claimed that reports of injuries or deaths among COVID-19 vaccination recipients was evidence of the federal government not paying attention to ‘extremely large COVID vaccine-related deaths’.
She stated that there was ‘zero investigation’ into these deaths on GETTR.
“Who appointed Twitter, Facebook and Google to be information authorities?” She inquired.
‘When Big Tech decides what political speech of elected members is accepted and what’s not then they are working against our government and against the interest of our people.’
It is not known if coronavirus vaccinations have serious side effects.
Conservatives, as well as other right-wing leaders, often accuse mainstream social media platforms and sites of censorship.
This collection of Greene’s last tweets opposing COVID policies appears to have earned her her fifth strike.
Facebook was recently criticized for removing the account of a conservative publisher of children’s books. It claimed that this violated its policy on ‘low quality and disruptive content’.
Heroes of Liberty is a company that specializes in children-friendly biographies of right-wing national figures such as Ronald Reagan or Amy Coney Barrett.
The social media giant neglected to give exact examples of which posts violated the policy, but in a message to Heroes of Liberty it pointed to a rule included in its advertising guidelines that states: ‘Ads must not contain content leading to external landing pages that provide an unexpected or disruptive experience.’
This includes misleading ad positioning. For example, overly sensationalized headlines can prompt users to interact inauthentically with the ad. Landing pages may also contain little original content.
Fox Business received a Tuesday statement from Facebook stating that the account was temporarily disabled by error and had since been restored.