Monday, January 3, 2022

Marjorie Taylor Greene's personal account permanently banned from Twitter, a pandemic update

Last year, I wrote Samantha Bee, CNBC, and Vox examine tech companies suspending Trump from social mediaEleven months ago, I posted Meyers, Noah, Colbert, and Kimmel take closer looks at Marjorie Taylor Greene being removed from committee assignments. Today, I bring news that combines both stories, beginning with MSNBC's Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green Banned From Twitter For Covid Misinformation.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green, R-Ga., has been permanently banned from Twitter after repeatedly violating their misinformation policies. De Beaumont Foundation President CEO Dr. Brian Castrucci explains the role that misinformation continues to play in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Let me repeat what Castrucci said to Business Insider: "For every single death certificate that has COVID-19 as a primary cause of death, partisanship should be listed as a contributing cause. This pandemic was politicized from day one." That's one of the themes of "Totally Under Control" as well my posts about coronavirus misinformation. It's also why I've tried to give scientifically accurate information about the pandemic here to counteract it.

KTSM 9 News in El Paso, Texas gave a more complete timeline of Greene's violations of Twitter's Terms of Service in Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene slams Twitter for Permanently suspending her account.

Greene has not been silenced; her official Congressional Twitter account is still active and she's on other social media services, as KTSM reported.

The Hill included part of another interview on MSNBC in Twitter Permanently BANS Marjorie Taylor Greene's Personal Account, which focused on the political implications of the ban.

Team Rising discusses the permanent suspension of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's Twitter account.
The Hill's Team Rising was much more interested in Greene's permanent suspension as a social media issue than a pandemic one. In particular, they see this as contributing to the conflict over Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Welcome to the Social Dilemma.

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