Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene had her personal Twitter account suspended for the majority of 2022, for violating the platform’s COVID misinformation policies, although Greene was able to keep her official Congressional account during that time. Greene’s personal account was reinstated back in November after Elon Musk bought the company and brought back many prominent accounts that had been banned.
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Now, Greene has had her account — the Congressional one, this time — restricted once again, after she posted repeatedly about a planned rally called the “Trans Day of Vengeance.” This came after the Nashville shooting earlier this week, in which police said the perpetrator was a transgender man.
On Greene’s timeline, there are multiple spots where “This Tweet violated Twitter Rules” is posted in place of where tweets used to be. A comment she made – “The female Nashville shooter identifies as a man — So shouldn’t we just blame white men again?”
A group called the Trans Radical Activist Network (TRAN) has been planning an event called the Trans Day of Vengeance in Washington, although no evidence has been presented that the Nashville shooting had anything to do with that group or that event. Also, there is no indication that the shooter was a “trans activist” of any kind, despite much stating to the contrary.
It’s also not clear how large a group TRAN is, and whether their protest will be massive, or the kind of Washington event that only attracts a handful of people.
TRAN’s Twitter account is currently locked, but since it has only 404 followers, it’s not likely that it has a major real-world following.
Greene’s account has not been fully banned, but per a tweet Tuesday night, she was told she had violated Twitter rules and would be restricted for seven days.
“My Congressional account was suspended for 7 days for exposing Antifa, who are organizing a call for violence called ‘Trans Day of Vengeance,’ Greene posted from her personal account. “The day after the mass murder of children by a trans shooter. Restore my account immediately.”
The more established International Transgender Day of Visibility is March 31, and an event is scheduled in Washington on the same day as TRAN event.
Some other accounts, including a reporter for the Daily Wire, have also been suspended for sharing the “Day of Vengeance” post. The post was also posted by Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH) and had been removed, although it’s not clear if he deleted it himself or had it removed.
Ella Irwin, Twitter’s head of trust and safety, explained why: Twitter does not wish to spread violence- which the poster itself, with its calls for “vengeance,” applies. Irwin made related comments to media outlets.
“We had to automatically sweep our platform and remove >5000 tweets /retweets of this poster. We do not support tweets that incite violence irrespective of who posts them. ‘Vengeance’ does not imply peaceful protest. Organizing or support for peaceful protests is ok,” Irwin posted on Twitter. Twitter has also not applied disciplinary strikes to anyone in this case, she said in that thread.
Greene later declared on Twitter that “Christoper Wray and the FBI must investigate the Nashville trans shooter,” even though the shooter is dead, and a massive police investigation is likely already underway. She and Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL) co-authored a letter to the FBI, calling for a federal probe.
“The FBI must treat the horrific attack in Nashville as a domestic terrorist attack based on the attacker’s transgender political ‘manifesto’ and intentional targeting of Christians,” the letter said. “The FBI cannot ignore their own guidance on this type of attack just because the Biden Administration supports the transgender political agenda.” The letter also attempted to tie the Nashville shooting to the “Trans Day of Vengeance.”
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