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Twitter Suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene For Spreading Vaccine Misinformation

Twitter has suspended Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s account for one week after she violated the platform’s rules with misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.

The Georgia congresswoman tweeted Monday that the Food and Drug Administration “should not approve the covid vaccines.”

“These vaccines are failing and do not reduce the spread of the virus and neither do masks,” Greene wrote. “There are too many reports of infection and spread of COVID-19 among vaccinated people.”

The vaccines available in the U.S. — which are all effective at protecting people from serious illness or death — have been granted emergency use authorization, and the FDA is moving toward full authorization.

Twitter told HuffPost on Tuesday that Greene’s account would “be in read-only mode for a week due to repeated violations of the Twitter Rules.” Read-only mode means other users can still “see and engage with the account,” according to Twitter’s Help Center. In this case, however, the company has made it so that other users cannot reply or like the tweet.


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