“I refuse to be silenced about these important life changing issues,” Greene said in a statement to reporters. “Twitter won’t allow any discussion of the truth.”
Greene doubled down on her earlier post attacking vaccines and masks to limit the spread of the deadly pandemic.
“These vaccines are failing & do not reduce the spread of the virus & neither do masks,” Greene wrote on Twitter.
Twitter slapped a “MISLEADING” tag on the message and limited users from retweeting or interacting with it. MTG was later suspended from posting messages for a week, CNN first reported.
Tuesday’s suspension marks at least the third and toughest penalty Twitter has imposed on Greene for sharing misinformation. In January, Greene was suspended for 12 hours from Twitter for sharing conspiracy theories about the Georgia Senate runoff elections, a move that the company said violated its civic integrity policy. In July, Twitter suspended Greene again for 12 hours for sharing misinformation about Covid-19 and vaccines. (Greene was also temporarily suspended in March but was soon reinstated after Twitter said its automated systems had acted in error.)