Twitter froze congresswoman’s account for posting about COVID-19

The social network Twitter temporarily blocked the account of U.S. Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green for spreading misinformation about the coronavirus and vaccines. A representative of the platform told this on July 20 in a conversation with CNN.

In accordance with the policy of the social network aimed at combating misinformation, Green will not be able to post tweets for 12 hours.

The network’s interlocutor said that the congresswoman’s last two posts were marked as “misleading.” According to him, if the politician continues to publish misinformation, her account could be permanently blocked.

The content of the Republican’s publications is not given.

At the beginning of the current year Twitter had already stopped the activity of Green’s account because of the spreading of conspiracy theories about the presidential elections in November 2020.

Marjorie Taylor Green is known for promoting conspiracy theories. In particular, she is a supporter of the QAnon theory, according to which former U.S. President Donald Trump opposed some secret organization of Satanist Democrats involved in child trafficking. She is also convinced that the wildfires in California in 2018 were caused by a laser from outer space controlled by a “powerful Jewish banking family.”

In February, commenting on Green’s scandalous remarks, U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said that conspiracy theories had become a “cancer” for the Republican Party.