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Permanently, Twitter takes down Marjorie Taylor Greene's Twitter account.

The social media service said that the Republican congresswoman had broken its rules about spreading false information about the coronavirus.

Twitter on Sunday permanently shut down the personal account of Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican, because the company said she broke its Covid-19 misinformation rules.

Twitter took down Ms. Greene's account after she tweeted about "extremely high Covid vaccine death rates" on Saturday, but she didn't say that. She put in a chart that used data from a government database that had not been checked. The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, or VAERS, is a system that has been around for a long time and relies on self-reported cases from patients and health care providers.

In Twitter's words, Ms. Greene had a fifth "strike," which meant that her account would not be restored and she would have to start over. This happened in August, when she said that the vaccines were "failing." She got a fourth strike from the company then. In less than a month, Ms. Greene had tweeted that Covid-19 was not dangerous for people unless they were overweight or over the age of 65, and that vaccines should not be required for everyone else.

MTG twitter suspended, ban repmtg account @mtgreenee @repmtg
Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and another Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz were at an event together last month.

There are still tweets being sent from Rep. Greene's official Congressional Twitter account, @RepMTG, because they didn't break the service's rules.

People who keep breaking Twitter's rules will have their accounts permanently shut down if they keep doing it, a Twitter spokeswoman said in a statement. The company allows accounts to appeal and may reverse the suspension if the violating post can be proven to be true, which could happen if the appeal is successful.

On Telegram, Ms. Greene said that Twitter "is an enemy of the United States and can't handle the truth."

Coronavirus cases have risen again in the United States because of the highly contagious Omicron variant. Her suspension comes at a bad time for her. As of Saturday, New York State had more than 85,000 new cases of the coronavirus on December 31, 2021, which was the highest number of new cases in a single day since the pandemic began.

Twitter has long told people not to spread misinformation that could cause harm. This rule hasn't changed. Some high-profile accounts have been banned for good by the company because they could "further incite violence," like when a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol last January 6. The company says this is because of the risk of "further incitement of violence."

There is currently no evidence that the coronavirus vaccines cause major side effects in a large number of people. VAERS, which is run by both the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is used in many falsehoods about the Covid-19 vaccine to support the idea that side effects have not been reported.

As of October, a spokesperson for the Food and Drug Administration told Reuters not to believe a claim made in October that many people had died from vaccines given by Covid-19.

VAERS has a problem with under-reporting, but there isn't any evidence that it would overestimate the number of Covid-19 vaccine-related deaths by a large amount, a spokesperson for the vaccine safety group said.

In March, Twitter came out with a policy that explained what would happen if people spread false information about the virus and vaccines. People who break that rule get more and more punishments called "strikes," and they could be banned for good if they keep spreading false information about the virus.

She won the election for Georgia's 14th Congressional District in August, after becoming well-known for her support for President Trump and for the QAnon movement, which is linked to the conspiracy theory that a group of global liberal elites run a child-sex ring that Mr. Trump would stop, and for her support for QAnon and for President Trump.

Mrs. Greene used to call "Q" (the person who started the QAnon conspiracy movement) a patriot who was "worth listening to." She also posted the QAnon slogan on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter again and again. During the election last year, Ms. Greene pushed a false claim that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from President Trump. In January, she tweeted that "mass voter fraud on a scale that should terrify every American no matter their political party."

But it was Ms. Greene's false statements about the coronavirus, like saying she didn't want vaccines or masks to help fight the pandemic, that finally got her suspended from Twitter. Then in July, Ms. Greene said that Covid-19 wasn't dangerous for most people unless they were overweight or over 65. She also said that vaccines should not be required for everyone.

The FDA should not approve the covid vaccines that Ms. Greene said on Twitter back in August. This is what she said: There were too many people who had been vaccinated who got infected or spread the coronavirus. The vaccines didn't work, and neither did masks.

CDC's current advice says that "Covid-19 vaccines are effective against severe disease and death," which is what they say now.


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