Twitter restricts Marjorie Taylor Greene's account over Nashville post


Share post:

Twitter has temporarily restricted Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s congressional account after the Georgia Republican tweeted a graphic that referred to a “Trans Day of Vengeance” following the school shooting in Nashville.

Greene posted a screenshot on her personal account on Tuesday of the notice that said some of her congressional account’s features were being temporarily suspended for violating Twitter’s rules.

“My Congressional account was suspended for 7 days for exposing Antifa, who are organizing a call for violence called ‘Trans Day of Vengeance.’ The day after the mass murder of children by a trans shooter,” she tweeted.

Twitter’s trust and safety head, Ella Irwin, said it had to “sweep” the platform to remove more than 5,000 tweets and retweets of the graphic.

“We do not support tweets that incite violence irrespective of who posts them,” Irwin tweeted.

“‘Vengeance’ does not imply peaceful protest. Organizing or support for peaceful protests is OK,” Irwin said.

“The graphic was reported by a high number of users across our platform yesterday and yes, I’m sure the timing of that was due to heightened sensitivity to the language, given the tragic events in Nashville,” Irwin added. “We always evaluate tweets driving a sudden spike in user complaints.”

Six people, including three nine-year-olds, were killed in the Nashville school shooting on Monday.

The shooter Audrey Hale, who was killed by police during the attack, was identified by police as a female who had used male pronouns on social media.

Greene has been a vocal critic of transgender rights and last year supported a proposal to criminalize the provision of gender-affirming healthcare for minors.

Twitter has previously suspended Greene over her tweets about vaccines in violation of its COVID-19 misinformation policy and for false claims about election fraud.

Source link

Lisa Holden
Lisa Holden
Lisa Holden is a news writer for LinkDaddy News. She writes health, sport, tech, and more. Some of her favorite topics include the latest trends in fitness and wellness, the best ways to use technology to improve your life, and the latest developments in medical research.

Recent posts

Related articles

House GOP rules vote on gas stoves goes up in flames

House Republican leaders hoping to pass a rule Monday to set up floor...

Chris Christie announces 2024 presidential run

Chris Christie announces 2024 presidential run - CBS News ...

Watch Live: Chris Christie announces 2024 presidential campaign

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is launching his second presidential campaign Tuesday...

Blinken planning to travel to China soon for high-level talks

Washington — Secretary of State Antony Blinken is expected to travel to China for...

U.S. prosecutors meet with Trump lawyers about classified documents at Mar-a-Lago

U.S. prosecutors meet with Trump lawyers about classified documents at Mar-a-Lago - CBS News ...

Senate chair weighing subpoena for Harlan Crow over Clarence Thomas ties

Washington — The head of the Senate Finance Committee said Tuesday that the...

Judge agrees to reveal backers of Santos' $500k bond, but keeps names hidden for now

Washington — A federal judge in New York has granted a request from media organizations to make...