Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Personal Twitter Account Has Been Restored
Twitter reinstated Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) personal account on Monday, reversing a ban imposed in January due to Greene’s violation of the platform’s COVID-19 misinformation policy.
Greene directed her followers to her newly reinstated “unfiltered” personal account while using her official congressional account, which was not blocked by the platform.
“I’m the only Member of Congress who has been permanently barred from voting by unelected large tech billionaires.” They violated my freedom of speech and ability to campaign and finance on January 2, 2022, claiming ‘covid misinformation.’ “My account has been restored,” she tweeted. “Follow @mtgreenee for uncensored MTG ;)”
Greene’s account was returned as part of a wave of previously suspended accounts, including former President Trump, regaining access under new CEO Elon Musk.
On Saturday, Trump regained access to his account after Musk asked Twitter users if the platform should restore the former president. After Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack, Twitter suspended Trump because the platform judged his posts posed a risk of further incitement of violence.
Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, was also granted access to his account under Musk after earlier being suspended for expressing antisemitic remarks.
Leaders of civil rights and other advocacy groups slammed Musk for his decision to reinstate banned accounts, specifically Trump’s, especially after Musk stated that accounts would be reinstated through a transparent process overseen by a content moderation council comprised of civil rights activists.
The Anti-Defamation League’s CEO, Jonathan Greenblatt, stated that Musk’s decisions in the previous month have been “erratic and disturbing,” but the decision to restore Trump is “destructive and a threat to American democracy.”
“We must ask, is it time for Twitter to die?” He tweeted about it.
“Hey, quit defaming me!” Musk retorted. but did not respond directly to the decision to reactivate Trump’s account in the absence of the council pledge he offered just weeks earlier.