Less than a day after Twitter banned her personal account, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said that she has been also temporarily blocked from posting on her Facebook account by the social network.
“Facebook has joined Twitter in censoring me. This is beyond censorship of speech,” Greene wrote on Gettr, a social media platform favored by some right-wing conservatives.
She posted a screenshot that shows that she would be prohibited from posting or commenting from her Facebook account for a period of 24 hours for violating the platform’s policy against misinformation, a characterization she disputed.
“Who appointed Twitter and Facebook to be the authorities of information and misinformation? When Big Tech decides what political speech of elected Members is accepted and what’s not then they are working against our government and against the interest of our people,” Greene wrote.
Aaron Simpson, a spokesperson for Meta, Facebook’s parent company, confirmed the whole story by saying: “A post violated our policies and we have removed it, but removing her account for this violation is beyond the scope of our policies.”
Greene was permanently banned from using her personal Twitter account after several violations of the company’s Covid-19 misinformation policy.
Due to numerous controversies relating to her social media posts, which contain bigotry, Islamophobia, racism, anti-Semitism, support for conspiracy theories and calls for violence against her political enemies, Green saw her profile grow rapidly.
Even after the House voted to strip Greene of her committee membership in response to her behavior, she remained resistant.
Kevin McCarthy, a House Minority Leader has issued a long statement, where he did not mention Greene by name but criticized social media companies over “recent decisions to silence Americans, including a sitting member of Congress,” among others.
“It is clear any speech that does not fit Big Tech’s orthodoxy gets muzzled. America is poorer for that conduct,” McCarthy said.