Twitter permanently bans US lawmaker’s over Covid claims

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter has permanently suspended the personal account of outspoken Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene for violating the platform’s Covid-19 misinformation policy.

The lawmaker from Georgia is a loud and fervent supporter of Donald Trump and his false claims that the 2020 election was stolen, and is also known for making outlandish anti-vaccine claims and other false statements about the coronavirus pandemic.

The congresswoman is the first member of Congress to ever have a Twitter account permanently banned. At least two other Republican members of the House have received temporary suspensions on Twitter — Jim Banks and Barry Moore.