"Repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy" have resulted in Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's personal Twitter account being permanently suspended.
As a result, a Twitter representative informed NPR via email that the company "had been clear that, per our strike system for this policy, we will permanently suspend accounts for repeated violations."
During the pandemic, Greene tweeted a series of tweets criticizing many of the public health measures that health officials say were critical in preventing more deaths and slowing the spread of the virus in the United States.
The official Twitter account for the Georgia Republican government has been confirmed to be active by the company.
Following her suspension from Twitter, Greene released a statement in which she called the social media platform a "enemy of America" that "cannot handle the truth."
If you want to show America that we can defeat our enemies without their help, then that's fine with me.
"The truth will continue to be disseminated via social media platforms indefinitely. The truth can't be stopped by Big Tech. The truth will not be stifled by the Communist Democrats "She went on.
If a Twitter account has been suspended five or more times, the user is no longer allowed to use it on the platform. A "civic integrity" policy that had been used to remove thousands of QAnon-related accounts was violated by Greene in January 2021, and Twitter temporarily suspended him. Greene has previously expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory.
After comparing COVID-19 safety measures to the treatment of Jews during the Holocaust in May, she faced criticism from her own party and beyond.
In February, the House of Representatives voted to remove Greene from her committees. For advocating anti-Semitic, racist and false conspiracy theories and encouraging violence against Democratic officials before she was elected president, she was widely regarded as unfit for office.