Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene temporarily banned from Twitter over vaccine misinformation

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.

Greene was also temporarily banned from the social media platform in January over election fraud claims. She was also mistakenly banned from the platform in April.