Free speech supporters slammed Twitter’s bias and anti-free speech modus operandi after the social media platform permanently suspended the personal, verified account of U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA). Greene was suspended for alleged “COVID-19 misinformation.”
Free speech advocates called for governmental reform of tech. Senate candidate for Arizona Blake Masters tweeted, “It’s far past time to repeal 230 protections and treat the Big Tech companies as common carriers.” Filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza called Twitter’s censorship a “witch hunt.” Media Research Center Founder and President Brent Bozell tweeted a link to MRC Free Speech America’s article on MTG’s suspension, with the comment, “Big Tech fascists can’t be allowed to censor our elected official[s] and interfere in elections.”
Stephen Miller was a senior advisor to former president of the United States Donald Trump and the Founder of America First Legal. Miller tweeted, “A modest proposal for GOP if they take Congress: approps rider barring tech corps from importing foreign labor if they de-platform a fed officeholder.” Miller’s tweet further explained, “(Note: Dems’ BBB allows Big Tech to import an entire overseas workforce, meaning US citizens would be censored by noncitizens).”
Masters tweeted a clip of his discussion of tech reform on Tucker Carlson Today, commenting, “Twitter banning MTG (for posting facts about COVID and vaccine injury no less) is a complete abuse of power. It’s far past time to repeal 230 protections and treat the Big Tech companies as common carriers.”
Filmmaker, author, and podcast host Dinesh D’Souza tweeted the news of Greene’s ban as an example of why he personally is on GETTR as well as Twitter, stating of Big Tech, “They are on a witch hunt to stifle dissent.”
Even Department of Justice reporter for the Washington Examiner Jerry Dunleavy tweeted, “Twitter banned GOP politicians Donald Trump & Marjorie Taylor Greene yet allows, for instance, the Chinese government and the Chinese Communist Party to operate numerous massive accounts and spread disinformation — including about COVID-19 — on its platform. These are just facts.”
MRC Free Speech America previously reported on how Iranian and Chinese government-affiliated accounts spread violent rhetoric on Twitter without censorship from the platform.
Greene was reportedly “permanently suspended … for repeated violations of [Twitter’s] COVID-19 misinformation policy.” mRNA vaccine inventor Dr. Robert Malone was also recently banned from Twitter for alleged COVID-19 “harmful information.” Twitter temporarily suspended Just the News founder John Solomon this past week for sharing an article concerning “legal distinctions between Pfizer's fully approved and emergency use authorization (EUA) COVID-19 vaccines.”
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