Twitter has temporarily suspended the personal account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Republican of Georgia and supporter of QAnon conspiracy theory, citing “multiple violations” of the company’s civic integrity policy.
The move, confirmed by a company spokesperson on Sunday, came days after the platform banned President Trump over concerns that his continued use of the platform could cause more episodes of violence like the attack on the Capitol this month. A press release issued by Ms Greene’s congressional campaign, including what appeared to be screenshots of her account, said the suspension would last for 12 hours.
The latest tweet from her account included a video in which Ms Greene repeated unsubstantiated allegations of electoral fraud, accusing Georgia’s elected leaders of failing to act until the second round of the Senate, which resulted in the loss of the majority of voters. republicans.
Below the video, Twitter posted a warning that the election fraud allegation was disputed. The company also turned off replies, retweets and likes “due to the risk of violence,” an alert that also appears on other Ms Greene’s tweets.
Ms Greene’s election to Congress last year marked a major victory for QAnon, the once-marginal pro-Trump movement that the FBI says poses a national terrorist threat. In the statement, Ms Greene criticized the “borderline monopoly stranglehold” of a few large tech companies on US political discourse and urged Congress to end what she called “censorship.”
After the rampage on Capitol Hill, Twitter updated its civic integrity policy “to aggressively increase our enforcement action” on deceptive and false presidential election claims, the platform said. Several days after the riot, Twitter said it suspended more than 70,000 accounts – although in many of these cases one person operated multiple accounts – which promoted content associated with QAnon and were primarily dedicated to serving the media. conspiracy theory.
After the Capitol riot, other platforms also decided to cut short Mr. Trump and others making false election claims. Facebook has blocked the president from its platforms at least until the end of his term.