Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has accused social media giant Facebook of censoring her personal account, just days after she was permanently banned by Twitter.
According to screenshots of Facebook’s messages to her, it appears that platform suspended Greene from posting or commenting for 24 hours.
“Facebook has joined Twitter in censoring me,” Greene said on rival social media platform Gettr.
“This is beyond censorship of speech.
“I’m an elected Member of Congress representing over 700,000 U.S. tax-paying citizens and I represent their voices, values, defend their freedoms, and protect the Constitution.”
In her Gettr post, Greene suggested that Facebook blocked her account because she made a post regarding COVID-19 vaccine numbers,
The numbers, however, were apprently provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) VAERS, or Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System.
“Who appointed Twitter and Facebook to be the authorities of information and misinformation?” Greene added.
“When Big Tech decides what political speech of elected Members is accepted and what’s not then they are working against our government and against the interest of our people.”
A spokesperson for Meta, Facebook’s parent company, told news outlets Monday that her account won’t be removed.
“A post violated our policies and we have removed it; but removing her account for this violation is beyond the scope of our policies,” the spokesperson said.
Before Greene’s ban, Twitter also suspended the account of mRNA vaccine technology contributor Dr. Robert Malone last week, just days before he was interviewed by podcaster Joe Rogan.
And over the weekend, Twitter temporarily suspended media company Grabien’s account after it posted a video that included an interview with Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), who criticized pharmaceutical corporations.
Malone, Greene, Rogan, and Grabien now all have Gettr accounts.
Malone, for his part, wrote on Substack that he believed his Twitter account—which had more than 500,000 followers—would be ultimately banned.
On the platform, Malone often posted content that was critical of COVID-19 vaccine mandates, describing such rules as unethical.
“Today it did. Over a half million followers gone in a blink of an eye,” he wrote on Substack.
“That means I must have been on the mark, so to speak.
“Over the target.
“It also means we lost a critical component in our fight to stop these vaccines being mandated for children and to stop the corruption in our governments, as well as the medical-industrial complex and pharmaceutical industries.”