Twitter is not avoiding banning more prominent US politicians. as New York times Reports say the social network has permanently banned the personal account of Georgia actor Marjorie Taylor Green after a fifth “strike” to spread misinformation about COVID-19. she has official account It’s still active as of this writing because it didn’t go against Twitter’s rules.
It is not certain what led to the permanent ban. Twitter spokeswoman Katie Roseborough only said the company was “clear” that it would be issuing a permanent suspension due to “repeated violations” of its COVID-19 disinformation policy.
Green faced an escalating series of bans over her inaccurate claims. You falsely claimed in July that COVID-19 was only dangerous if you were over 65 or obese, and in August improperly maintained vaccines were “fail” against the delta variant of the novel coronavirus. The posts respectively resulted in a 12-hour and one-week suspension.
in a statmentGreen said tech companies and Democrats “can’t stop the truth” and accused Twitter of hypocrisy in dealing with Democrats, calling Twitter an “enemy of America.” But she indicated she had no intention of challenging the ban and only said, “We don’t need them.”
The crackdown comes just less than a year after Twitter permanently banned former President Trump, and reflects the social media giant’s less tolerant attitude toward politicians in the past year — it is willing to ban those responsible for abuse rather than apply warning signs and avoid taking direct action otherwise. And while ban targets like Trump could start their own social networks or jump into unfamiliar alternatives, there is no doubt that they will lose some influence online by taking off from the major platforms.
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