U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene‘s Twitter account has been suspended for a week after the Georgia conspiracy theorist and disinformation purveyor posted what the social media company labeled as “misleading” coronavirus information.
Falsely claiming the coronavirus vaccines are “failing,” Greene declared the FDA “should not approve” them.
The FDA is expected to give final approval to the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine by Labor Day, handing anti-vaxxers a major defeat.
While not labeled as misleading Greene on Monday also retweeted several unverified claims made by Twitter users claiming ill effects from the vaccine.
CNN reports a Twitter spokesperson said Greene’s tweet “was labeled in line with our COVID-19 misleading information policy. The account will be in read-only mode for a week due to repeated violations of the Twitter Rules.”
CNN notes this is at least the third time Greene has been suspended, but New York Times tech and disinformation reporter Davey Alba says it’s her fourth, “meaning she could be permanently banned from the service if she shares coronavirus misinformation again.”
Greene recently suggested Republicans use their “Second Amendment Rights” to “welcome” volunteers going door-to-door handing out coronavirus vaccine information as part of what she called President Joe Biden’s “police state friends.”
Meanwhile, many on the social media platform are cheering, blasting Greene and the GOP, and urging Twitter to make the suspension permanent.
More evidence of Republicans undermining the very future of our country. https://t.co/uNd2v3a5vF
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) August 10, 2021
These lies about COVID19 vaccine are killing thousands of Americans. They need to stop.
Twitter suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene’s account for one week following violation of platform rules – CNN https://t.co/Af5Hw3cPAQ
— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) August 10, 2021
It’s past time that Marjorie Taylor Greene was suspended from Twitter for deliberately spreading COVID disinformation.
Greene also spreads disinformation about Jews for her own political power.
The suspension should become permanent.https://t.co/HJyRhknT5s
— Joel Rubin (@JoelMartinRubin) August 10, 2021
LMFAO, Marjorie Taylor Greene has been suspended from Twitter for a week because of her lies about vaccines!
MAKE IT PERMANENT.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) August 10, 2021
Marjorie Taylor Greene was just suspended from Twitter for one week, for yet again lying about Covid and vaccines (she herself is vaccinated). She is a legitimate public health threat, and danger to this countries well being. RT if you think @Twitter should permanently ban her.
— Really American 🇺🇸 (@ReallyAmerican1) August 10, 2021
Twitter has suspended Marjorie Taylor Greene’s account for one week following yet another violation of the platform’s rules. If you ask me, she should be suspended PERMANENTLY. https://t.co/x8EnuEJskt
— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) August 10, 2021
Marjorie Taylor Greene was suspended from Twitter (again) for a week for spreading disinformation about vaccines. Retweet if you think it’s past time for Twitter to BAN HER PERMANENTLY!
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) August 10, 2021
Breaking: Marjorie Taylor Greene has been suspended from Twitter.
Retweet if you agree: it should be permanent.
— Kim Mangone (@KimMangone) August 10, 2021
Marjorie Taylor Greene has been suspended from Twitter for a week for spreading vaccine disinformation.
Raise your hand if you think Rep. Greene should be permanent banned ✋
— Jack Cocchiarella (@JDCocchiarella) August 10, 2021
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‘Makes Me Want to Throw Up’: Investor in New Trump ‘Truth’ Network Is Out Now That He Knows It’s a ‘Fake News Business’
The launch of Donald Trump’s new social media company “TRUTH” has hit another bump in the road as some early key investors are pulling out after discovering he is one of the principals behind itwhich they were unaware of at the time they put money into the start-up.
As the New York Times reported, “The details of Mr. Trump’s latest partnership were vague. The statement he issued was reminiscent of the kind of claims he made about his business dealings in New York as a real estate developer. It was replete with high-dollar amounts and superlatives that could not be verified.”
According to a report from the Huff Post’s Ed Mazza, one hedge fund manager lashed out when he found out about Trump’s involvement.
As Mazza reports, “[Boaz] Weinstein’s Saba Capital had been a major investor in Digital World, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) formed for the purpose of acquiring another company. As is common in SPAC arrangements, investors put their cash in before the acquisition target was chosen. When Weinstein learned it would be with Trump’s firm, he bailed.”
“I knew that for Saba the right thing was to sell our entire stake of unrestricted shares, which we have now done. Many investors are grappling with hard questions about how to incorporate their values into their work. For us, this was not a close call,” he explained.
Another unnamed investor, who reportedly held a 10 percent stake in the company, was considerably more graphic when talking about being taken in by Trump’s latest venture and he “sold everything as soon as he could,” reports Mazza.
“The idea that I would help [Trump] build out a fake news business called Truth makes me want to throw up,” they said.
You can read more here.
Image by U.S. Dept. of State via Flickr
‘Act of War’: Trump Blasted for ‘Chilling’ Statement Calling Election an ‘Insurrection’
Donald Trump, the twice-impeached former president, on Thursday issued what is being called a “chilling” statement on the election and the insurrection he incited.
“The insurrection took place on November 3, Election Day. January 6 was the Protest!” Trump said in a statement released Thursday afternoon.
Former Republican Congressman Joe Walsh simply and clearly calls it an “act of war.”
This statement is an act of war against America. ANY Republican who does not publicly rebuke this statement must be defeated. ANY Republican. pic.twitter.com/mVAsPXkqGK
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) October 21, 2021
U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) during debate on the House floor has “repeatedly” been “calling on Republicans to denounce the Trump statement,” according to reporter Jamie Dupree.
“All my colleagues were elected on November 3,” McGovern said. “If you believe that Election Day was an insurrection, then your election results are illegitimate.”
McGovern is not the only one to blast the Trump statement:
In debate on the January 6 investigation today on the House floor, Democrats are repeatedly bringing up this new statement from Donald Trump. Rep. Jim Clyburn D-SC says the “Big Lie” is just like the “Lost Cause” after the Civil War. pic.twitter.com/NDNHdjKrYq
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) October 21, 2021
Some journalists are also slamming the former president’s latest remarks.
S.V. Dáte, the White House correspondent at HuffPost weighed in, saying, “Donald Trump tried to overthrow American democracy after he lost his election by 7 million votes, but nearly a year later, he’s still lying. About all of it.”
Washington Post national political reporter Felicia Sonmez called it a “chilling statement … that makes clear his stance on peaceful democracy vs. violent insurrection.”
Washington Post White House bureau chief Ashley Parker pointed to the statement and said: “In which Trump’s shamelessness continues to be his political super power.”
ProPublica Senior Reporter Peter Elkind says: “This is the position of the widely embraced leader of the GOP. Republicans all behind that?”
A former president of the United States who took an oath to uphold the US Constitution: “The insurrection took place on November 3, Election Day. January 6 was the Protest!” #DonaldTrump #ThisIsGoingWell NB: almost no evidence of voter fraud has been uncovered or confirmed.
— Priscilla Huff (@phuffdaddy) October 21, 2021
Trump’s New Social Media Site ‘Hacked’ Just Hours After Announcement
Donald Trump announced Wednesday night he is launching TRUTH Social, a new social media site next year to fight “Big Tech,” because “We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American President has been silenced.”
Within hours that brand new site, in a pre-launch state, was “hacked.”
“Trump announced he was launching a new media company, Trump Media & Technology Group, and its ‘Truth Social’ app,” Newsweek reports. “The ‘Truth Social’ app will begin a beta launch for ‘invited guests’ in November, with a nationwide rollout planned for early 2022, according to a press release.”
The Washington Post’s tech reporter, Drew Harwell, was hard at work late Wednesday night, revealing that accounts for Donald Trump and Mike Pence were either created by those who are not them, or those accounts were vulnerable and hacked.
The “donaldjtrump” account of Trump’s TRUTH Social has already been hacked. pic.twitter.com/LDQ5w24tcV
— Drew Harwell (@drewharwell) October 21, 2021
The Daily Dot’s tech writer says he is the one who created the Donald J. Trump account:
Was just able to setup an account using the handle @donaldtrump on ‘Truth Social,’ former President Donald Trump’s new social media website.
Although the site is not officially open, a URL was discovered allowing users to sign up anyway. pic.twitter.com/MRMQzjNhma
— Mikael Thalen (@MikaelThalen) October 21, 2021
Apparently Trump’s TRUTH agents were able to cut access to the vulnerable site:
For those asking, the public domain for what appeared to be the mobile beta of Trump’s new social media platform ‘TRUTH Social’ has been taken offline.
I did manage to grab a screenshot of the Account Settings menu before access was blocked. pic.twitter.com/M8G3PE0JES
— Mikael Thalen (@MikaelThalen) October 21, 2021
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