Marjorie Taylor Greene suspended Twitter in ‘error’ for second time after algorithm flagged account


Twitter suspended the account of Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene ‘in error’ on Sunday for the second time in weeks.

The Congresswoman questioned whether her Twitter account was suspended after she wished her followers happy Easter. But the social media platform explained the suspension as a result of the site’s algorithm.

‘We use a combination of technology and human review to enforce the Twitter Rules across the service. In this case, our automated systems took enforcement action on the account referenced in error. This action has been reversed, and access to the account has been reinstated,’ Twitter explained in a statement.

Greene’s account was suspended for about 12 hours before Twitter had it reinstated. 

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was suspended from Twitter on Sunday leaving the Congresswoman guessing as to why

The lawmaker was prohibited from posting tweets for 12 hours early on Sunday morning

The lawmaker was prohibited from posting tweets for 12 hours early on Sunday morning

Greene went onto social media site Gab where she theorized that she had been suspended for her religious views and various right-wing stances, including anti-abortion and opposition to mandating COVID-19 vaccine passports.

‘After tweeting, ‘He is risen! Happy Easter!’ I was suspended this morning for 12 hours!’ Greene wrote on Gab. ‘Was it my Christian faith? My willingness to Fire Fauci? Message to Big Tech: I’LL NEVER STOP!!!’

It is the second time in a month that Greene has been suspended in error.

Twitter’s statement was the same as the one released on March 19th when the company reversed another suspension.

In January she was suspended legitimately by the platform for spreading misinformation about elections.

Greene has openly supported conspiracy theories such as QAnon in the past and has liked comments on social media that encourage violence against Democrats.

After having her access restored, she posted all of the possible reasons she believed may have caused her to be suspended from the social media platform

After having her access restored, she posted all of the possible reasons she believed may have caused her to be suspended from the social media platform

The Congresswoman claimed that her Twitter handle was suspended after she wished her followers happy Easter

The Congresswoman claimed that her Twitter handle was suspended after she wished her followers happy Easter

Some in the House of Representatives have pushed for her to be expelled from Congress. 

In February, she was stripped of her committee assignments in a House floor vote where 11 Republicans joined Democrats to vote her off 230 to 199.      

Ahead of that vote, Greene had abandoned her QAnon conspiracy theories in a speech to the House of Representatives. 

The Georgia Republican said ‘9/11 absolutely happened,’ and that ‘school shootings are real,’ disclaiming two of the bizarre claims which had made her the focus for opprobrium from Democrats and condemnation from her GOP colleagues.

Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer came out guns blazing with a staunch denunciation of Greene – claiming her disavowing a few beliefs in a floor speech earlier in the day was not enough to excuse her touting them online. And claiming removal from her committees is just the first step in reprimanding her.

‘None of us should take any pleasure in what we must do today,’ Hoyer said ahead of the vote. ‘But to do nothing would be an abdication of our moral responsibility to our colleagues, to the House, to our values, to the truth, and to our country.’ 

Last month California Democrat Jimmy Gomez introduced a resolution to have her removed from office.

Marjorie Taylor Greene has openly supported conspiracy theories such as QAnon in the past and has liked comments on social media that encourage violence against Democrats. Greene deleted a September post, pictured, from her Twitter account after receiving backlash

Marjorie Taylor Greene has openly supported conspiracy theories such as QAnon in the past and has liked comments on social media that encourage violence against Democrats. Greene deleted a September post, pictured, from her Twitter account after receiving backlash

‘I take no joy in introducing this resolution, but any member who cites political violence and threatens our lives must be expelled,’ Gomez said at the time. ‘I believe some of my Republican colleagues, and one in particular, wish harm upon this legislative body.’

Greene also took heat for voting against a resolution that gave Congressional Gold Medals to the U.S. Capitol Police and other law enforcement that protected the Capitol during the January 6 insurrection.

The resolution gave one medal to the Capitol Police, another to D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department and another to the Smithsonian to be displayed with a plaque listing all the law enforcement agencies that were involved.

Instead of voting in the affirmative, Greene signed on as a co-sponsor to a separate resolution, sponsored by Rep. Louie Gohmert, that made no mention of the attack on the Capitol, though listed the three names of the Capitol Police officers who died.



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