A newly elected Republican congresswoman recognized for selling QAnon conspiracy theories accused Twitter of censorship on Sunday after her account was briefly suspended for “multiple violations”.
Marjorie Taylor Greene was hit with a 12-hour suspension after she tweeted claims of alleged election fraud in Georgia, her house state.
Twitter flagged not less than two tweets as “disputed” and prevented them from being shared or retweeted, saying they carried the “risk of violence”.
The lawmaker’s account was suspended as a consequence of “multiple violations of our civic integrity policy”, a Twitter spokesman stated.
Greene, an ardent Donald Trump supporter, has echoed his baseless claims of rigging within the 2020 election.
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She has additionally embraced QAnon conspiracy theories prior to now and was endorsed by the president as a “future Republican star”.
QAnon followers consider that Trump is waging a secret struggle in opposition to a world liberal cult of Devil-worshipping pedophiles. They haven’t provided any credible proof for it.
Greene’s suspension is the most recent in a sequence of high-profile social media bans and lockouts within the wake of the January 6 riot on the US Capitol.
Twitter banned Trump two days after the incident, and since then has scrubbed greater than 70,000 accounts with QAnon ties.
Apple and Google have additionally barred downloads of Parler, a Twitter-like app well-liked amongst conservatives, and Amazon has kicked the platform off its servers.
That has outraged many Republicans, who say tech giants are infringing on their free speech.
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“Americans’ rights are being stripped away and they aren’t being heard by the people they elected to represent them,” Greene stated in a press release after her suspension.
“With Big Tech silencing them, they literally can’t be heard. The censorship has got to stop.”
“If a conservative dares to utter a political opinion that is deemed unapproved by the internet police they are now subject to false accusations of ‘inciting violence’ simply for having a conservative view,” she added.
Trump final week grew to become the primary US president in historical past to be impeached twice when the Home of Representatives voted to cost him with inciting the January 6 mob assault on Congress.