Twitter on Sunday temporarily frozen the account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Republican U.S. Congresswoman from Georgia who has expressed racist views and service for QAnon conspiracy theories online. Greene's report was suspended"without excuse," she said in a statement, while also condemning large tech firms such as"silencing" conservative perspectives.
She has gained enormous followings on social media in role by posting incendiary videos and comments and has also embraced QAnon, a far-right U.S. conspiracy theory centered around the debunked belief that President Donald Trump is waging a key campaign against enemies in the"deep state" and a child sex trafficking ring that they say is linked to Democrats.
Before noon Sunday, Greene published a clip from an interview with a local news outlet where she cites Georgia election officials and also voiced support for debunked theories claiming voting machines, absentee ballots and other issues led to widespread fraud at the country during the presidential elections.
Twitter reacted to the tweet, along with others, using a message that predicted the election fraud claim"disputed," and stating it posed"a risk of violence"
A statement from Greene's team on Sunday included screenshots from Twitter which appeared to demonstrate that the firm notifying the congresswoman she had violated its principles and would be banned from interacting with content on the website for 12 hours.
The activity comes a little more than a week following Twitter banned Trump in the platform, mentioning"the risk of further incitement of violence" after the mortal insurrection at the U.S. Capitol this month.
As of Jan. 12, Twitter had suspended more than 70,000 accounts linked with QAnon as it tried to rein in harmful activity ahead of the presidential inauguration. Twitter has said it is taking action against online behavior"with the potential to lead to offline injury" following the mob of Trump supporters violently stormed the Capitol building on Jan. 6.
Greene has been criticized by those her celebration. In an op-ed at The Atlantic, Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb. Wrote:"She is cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs" while criticizing House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for never disavowing her campaign.
Greene has also come under fire for not wearing a mask while secured in a secure room with other House members throughout the assault on the U.S. Capitol. Video obtained by Punchbowl News showed several Republican members -- including Greene -- falling to wear masksas they were locked in a safe place for many hours.
They've lashed out at Republicans within the incident.