Updated Mar 19, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Twitter says it made an error in suspending Marjorie Taylor Greene's account


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Twitter says its automated technology made an "error" in suspending Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's (R-Ga.) account for 12 hours, which began around 1 a.m. Friday morning, according to her office.

Why it matters: Greene's office on Friday alleged that Twitter gave "no explanation" as to why the account had been suspended. A Twitter spokesperson told Axios on Friday that our automated systems took enforcement action on the account referenced in error," adding, "This action has been reversed, and access to the account has been reinstated."

The big picture: A resolution introduced on Friday to expel Greene from the House, led by Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.), has over 70 cosponsors. But the measure is a long-shot without Republican support.

  • Greene has already been removed from her committee assignments. She's also caused several upsets in the House by calling for motions to adjourn while there is still business to be done, prompting time-consuming votes.
  • Greene, whose account was also suspended in January, has faced backlash for her controversial comments and previous support for the QAnon conspiracy theory.
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