ATLANTA — A Georgia Congresswoman has found herself in the midst of controversy again.
U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene confirmed in a Facebook Live video that she has been banned from Twitter for 12 hours over tweets where she referenced the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Greene said she found out about the ban moments before she was set to appear on Newsmax Monday night.
She said she was informed the ban came in reference to a tweet she sent Monday morning referencing a purported 6,000 deaths related to the vaccine. Her tweet also stated that she believes the vaccine should be a choice rather than a mandate for all Americans.
Twitter has also started placing a label on several of Greene’s tweets that they feel are pushing misinformation.
Representatives with Twitter confirmed they touch action against Rep. Greene’s account @mtgreenee “for violations of the Twitter Rules, specifically the COVID-19 misleading information policy.”
They confirmed one of the tweets in question was the one Rep. Greene referenced in her Facebook Live, but also cited a tweet in which she referenced beating obesity would reduce risk of COVID-19 complications and death.
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It is unclear when the ban began and when it is set to end.
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