Over the course of the last several years, it has been readily apparent that Twitter, (and to a lesser extent YouTube and Facebook), are increasingly willing to resort to unkempt censorship of a certain bend of American politico, and it does not appear as though this will be changing in 2022.
In fact, it only took a one day of this new year for Twitter to get back to their old habits, permanently suspending the account of outspoken MAGA-aligned House Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Twitter isn’t shying away from banning more high-profile US politicians. As The New York Times reports, the social network has permanently banned Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s personal account after a fifth “strike” for spreading COVID-19 misinformation. Her official account is still active as of this writing because it hasn’t run afoul of Twitter’s rules.Advertisement - story continues below
It’s not clear what immediately precipitated the ban. Twitter spokeswoman Katie Rosborough said only that the company had “been clear” it would issue permanent suspensions for “repeated violations” of its COVID-19 misinformation policy.
Greene was quick to lash out.
In a statement, Greene said technology companies and Democrats “can’t stop the truth” and accused Twitter of hypocrisy in dealing with Democrats, calling Twitter an “enemy to America.” However, she signalled no intentions to challenge the ban and said only “we don’t need them.”
The action comes nearly a near after former President Donald Trump was similarly stricken from the Twitterverse, and just ahed ahead of the anniversary of the January 6th insurrection.