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GOP’s QAnon follower Marjorie Taylor Greene returns to Twitter

QAnon-supporting Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was back on Twitter Monday after having her account suspended when she called on Americans to ‘mobilize’ – and promptly began using the account to attack Twitter.

‘Contrary to how highly you think of yourself and your moral platitude, you are not the judge of humanity. God is,’ she wrote Monday morning, in one of several missives blasting the platform for suspending her account.

‘And you and the rest of your pals from the Silicon Valley Cartel are not God,’ she scolded them.

Greene has been suspended from her Twitter account for 12 hours, her staff announced Sunday, after she tweeted and deleted a tweet calling for Americans to ‘mobilize and make your voices heard’. She had also used the cite’s platform to repeatedly launch unfounded charges that the elections were rigged, including going after Georgia election officials who certified the state’s vote for Democrat Joe Biden.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted an attack on Twitter following the 12-hour suspension of her account. She wrote in highly personal terms: ‘Contrary to how highly you think of yourself and your moral platitude, you are not the judge of humanity. God is.’

She also tore into Twitter for banning President Trump after his posts following the Capitol riots for repeat violations of its policies and what it said was a risk of further violence. He attacks came two days before Inauguration Day, with the Capitol on high alert, with 25,000 National Guard deployed around the city and its scaled-back inaugural festivities.

The platform has taken a series of actions since a MAGA mob stormed the Capitol January 6, scrubbing thousands of QAnon accounts and those it deemed threatening or breaking policies against violence. 

Greene, a firt-term lawmaker with more than 250,000 followers, slammed the social media platform for locking her out of her account ‘without an explanation’, while bashing the company’s ‘attack to chill free speech in America’ by kicking President Donald Trump off its services.    

In a long complaint she sent out in a series of tweets Monday, she took issue with the policy. ‘The tweets that you deem “appropriate” and “safe” and “true,” compared to tweets you deem “inciting violence” and “spreading false information” and “claims of election fraud is disputed” are so many times, in the opinion of many, quit hypocritical and false,’ she complained.

‘Also, Twitter is becoming boring without President Trump,’ the Trump loyalist wrote, using one of the president’s favorite insults for TV anchors he wants to undermine.

She also blasted Twitter for allowing what she termed 'Russian collusion' and 'disinformation,' in reference to the Russia probe, which began during the 2016 campaign and continued when then-attorney general Jeff Sessions recused himself and made way for special counsel Robert Mueller's probe

She also blasted Twitter for allowing what she termed ‘Russian collusion’ and ‘disinformation,’ in reference to the Russia probe, which began during the 2016 campaign and continued when then-attorney general Jeff Sessions recused himself and made way for special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe

She concluded by invoking the First Amendment and mentioning the ‘revolution’ – at a time of scrutiny of such calls, after mob members storming the Capitol were captured on video yelling out ‘1776!’

‘And isn’t it interesting that the first amendment is freedom of speech? After they fought a revolution, they must have really understood how important free speech really is,’ she wrote.  

Twitter had said she was suspended for ‘multiple violations’ of its civic integrity policy, but it’s not clear which tweets specifically she got in trouble for. 

According to ProPublica, on Saturday, Greene tweeted, then deleted, a message that said: ‘I encourage all Americans, not just the 75 million people who voted for President Trump, to mobilize and make your voices heard in opposition to these attacks on our liberties.’

Green said in a statement shared by her staff Sunday: ‘Just days after the Silicon Valley Cartel launched a multi-front attack to chill free speech in America by deplatforming President Donald Trump and purging an unknown number of conservatives, Twitter has decided to suspend my personal account without explanation.’

QAnon-supporting Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has been suspended from her Twitter account for 12 hours, her staff announced Sunday. Greene pictured at the Capitol on January 4

QAnon-supporting Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has been suspended from her Twitter account for 12 hours, her staff announced Sunday. Greene pictured at the Capitol on January 4

Her staff shared this statement where she said: 'Just days after the Silicon Valley Cartel launched a multi-front attack to chill free speech in America by deplatforming President Donald Trump and purging an unknown number of conservatives, Twitter has decided to suspend my personal account without explanation'

Her staff shared this statement where she said: ‘Just days after the Silicon Valley Cartel launched a multi-front attack to chill free speech in America by deplatforming President Donald Trump and purging an unknown number of conservatives, Twitter has decided to suspend my personal account without explanation’

In her previous posts on Twitter prior to her suspension she spouted unfounded conspiracy theories alleging voter fraud in the Georgia election to her 265,000 followers. 

Twitter had flagged her posts with a warning about election misinformation. 

On Twitter Sunday morning she alleged Gabriel Sterling, Georgia’s voter system implementation manager, allowed election fraud to take place and claimed that some Dominion voting machines were corrupted. 

‘The 1/5 disaster in Georgia lays solely in the hands of state leadership who failed voters in our state. @GASecofState and @GabrielSterling were begged by Republicans to fix our elections. They did nothing. They are to blame,’ she tweeted. 

In another she alleged vote counting machines were compromised. 

‘Morons like you are responsible for losing GA’s 2 Republican Senate seats. You ran a Nov 3rd election that was stolen bc you idiots at the SOS mailed out millions of absentee ballots to any one and everyone while GA was an open state. Then you counted ballots on Dominion,’ she tweeted.

In her last few posts on Twitter she spouted unfounded conspiracy theories alleging voter fraud in the Georgia election to her 265,000 followers. In this tweet she blasted Gabriel Sterling, Georgia¿s voter system implementation manager, claiming he's to blame for election fraud in the state

In her last few posts on Twitter she spouted unfounded conspiracy theories alleging voter fraud in the Georgia election to her 265,000 followers. In this tweet she blasted Gabriel Sterling, Georgia’s voter system implementation manager, claiming he’s to blame for election fraud in the state

In this tweet from early Sunday she replied to one of Sterling's tweets claiming Dominion vote counting machines used in the election were corrupted

In this tweet from early Sunday she replied to one of Sterling’s tweets claiming Dominion vote counting machines used in the election were corrupted

In one tweet early Sunday she wrote: ‘End Abortion In America!’ 

Twitter’s temporary suspension of Greene comes it purged 70,000 Twitter accounts linked to QAnon conspiracy theorists.

In the Sunday statement Greene’s staff shared, she slammed the ‘monopolistic stranglehold’ big tech companies have.

‘If a conservative dares to utter a political opinion that is deemed unapproved by the internet police they are now subject to false accusations of “inciting violence” simply for having a conservative view,’ she said.

‘Americans rights are being stripped away and they aren’t being heard by the people they elected to represent them. And with Big Tech silencing them, they literally can’t be heard,’ the statement added.


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