Donald Trump is showing his support for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., this week, after Facebook joined Twitter in placing a block on her personal accounts for allegedly violating their COVID-19 misinformation policy. He chimed in on her deplatforming by releasing a statement last night from his Save America PAC.
In his statement, the former president wrote: “Twitter is a disgrace to democracy. They shouldn’t be allowed to do business in this country. Marjorie Taylor Greene has a huge constituency of honest, patriotic, hard-working people. They don’t deserve what’s happened to them on places like low-life Twitter and Facebook. Everybody should drop off of Twitter and Facebook. They’re boring, have only a radical left point of view, and are hated by everyone. They are a disgrace to our nation. Keep fighting, Marjorie!”
In response to being blocked by both social media platforms, the representative for Georgia’s 14th congressional district posted her own statement on GETTR, stating: “Facebook has joined Twitter in censoring me. This is beyond censorship of speech.
“I’m an elected Member of Congress representing over 700,000 US tax paying citizens and I represent their voices, values, defend their freedoms, and protect the Constitution,” Greene continued.
“But apparently they too think the CDC managed #VAERS system on our own government websites are misinformation. And to date there has been ZERO investigation into reported COVID deaths from government mandated #covid vaccines,” the politician pointed out.
“Who appointed Twitter and Facebook to be the authorities of information and misinformation? When Big Tech decides what political speech of elected Members is accepted and what’s not then they are working against our government and against the interest of our people,” Greene added.
The businesswoman also claimed on GETTR that Twitter’s five-strike policy included two accidental suspensions on her personal account, which she called to be restored. She still has an active official House of Representatives account on Twitter.
“Twitter forgot about the 2 times they accidentally suspended my account this past year,” Greene posted yesterday on GETTR. “That means I’ve only had 3 strikes in their 5 strike system. Twitter has to reinstate my account immediately.”
Meta, the parent company of Facebook, which placed a 24-hour hold on Greene’s account, came after Twitter permanently blocked her personal account this weekend. Meta released a statement of its own about its decision to block her: “A post violated our policies and we have removed it; but removing her account for this violation is beyond the scope of our policies,” the company said.