Twitter on Monday suspended the account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) for 12 hours over what the social media giant deemed “misleading” information on COVID-19.
“We took enforcement action on the account you referenced (@mtgreenee) for violations of the Twitter Rules, specifically the COVID-19 misleading information policy,” Twitter said in an emailed statement to Axios.
Greene had tweeted a post about the U.S. military and vaccines. “The controversial #COVID19 vaccines should not be forced on our military for a virus that is not dangerous for non-obese people and those under 65,” she claimed. “With 6,000 vax-related deaths and many concerning side effects reported, the vax should be a choice not a mandate for everyone.”
Greene’s claim appears based on the number of deaths reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, or VAERS, which collects data on potential adverse reactions to vaccines. As such, the deaths submitted to VAERS are merely people who died after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, not people