Hear that blissful, peaceful silence?
It’s the sound of Twitter without the right-wing bleatings and nonsensical conspiracy theories emanating from Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene’s feed on the social media platform.
The Georgia Republican lawmaker — who has lots of time on her hands since her reprehensible behavior led to her being stripped of her congressional committee assignments — was placed on a 12-hour suspension that prevents her from posting on the platform, although she’ll still be able to scroll through and read tweets on her feed.
The loud-mouthed attention seeker immediately posted a statement on the right-wing social media platform Gab falsely blaming the suspension on her Easter greeting post — which was never actually cited by Twitter and remains on her feed — and vowed to refuse to be silenced.
Rep. @mtgreenee’s Response On Gab After Twitter Suspended Her For 12 Hours
“Message to Big Tech:
I’LL NEVER STOP!!!
You can’t silence me. You can’t stop me. The People are with me.
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) April 4, 2021
Here is the post that Greene falsely claims led to her suspension.
Happy Easter, everyone! He is risen! pic.twitter.com/yiBIYsh3Sb
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) April 4, 2021
So no, it wasn’t Rep. Greene’s distorted readings of the teachings of Christ that led to her suspension, nor was it her untenable positions on a woman’s right to choose, sensible gun regulations, vaccine passports, nor her attacks on Dr. Fauci and her colleague Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.
More likely the suspension was the result of Greene’s continual dissemination of misinformation about the legitimacy of President Joe Biden’s electoral victory over that serial liar and cheat Donald Trump in clear violation of Twitter standards and rules that earned her the temporary banishment from the platform.
Many folks on Twitter were not sorry to see her gone from the service, even if only for a brief period, and lamented that the ban wasn’t as permanent as the exile of Donald Trump from the site.
Here are some of the reactions they posted in response to the news.
Marjorie Taylor Greene trying to tweet right now. pic.twitter.com/FZZ49sdoZn
— Ray (@NYC_IS_BACK) April 4, 2021
Politicians need to be held to the same standards as constituents! Twitter, ban Marjorie Taylor Greene!
— Arjun Patel 🇺🇸 (@ArjunPatel20) April 4, 2021
A whole 12 hours? @twitter What will it take for you to do the right thing & permanently suspend an account that consistently breaks the rules, ethics & mores that you purport to care about? She repeatedly & deliberately makes a mockery of both you & what you say you stand for.
— IntegrityCompassionRespect (@IntegrityCompa1) April 4, 2021
She can soon regurgitate her vomitus on trump's media platform. Hopefully, she won't be doing double-duty by having a Twitter account too.
— Claire (@jazzforia2) April 4, 2021
Agreed i get twelve hours for telling Ivanka to fuck off. #MarjorieManson spews hate all week and twice on Sundays.
— hilltop34 (@hilltop3407) April 4, 2021
If she keeps breaking the terms of service it surely has to be forever at a certain point as with Trump.
— Patrick O'Donnell, Irish (@patrick1386) April 4, 2021
Marjorie has been trolling us all hard, while pandering to Trump's sucker rube base, for so long; I, for one, am sick and tired of it.
— Tharpa (@Thorpa10) April 4, 2021
I think she's treating these temporary suspensions as a badge of honor folks. It's exactly what she needs to feed the 'cancelled' narrative she's been promoting. And her base eats it up. A permanent ban would likely be less advantageous to her.
— SlightlyLessIncredulousCanuck (@IncredulousCan2) April 4, 2021
After tweeting hate and lies for months, Lauren Boebert, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Kayleigh McEnany post Bible verses on Easter. Jesus saves, Jesus loves, but Jesus also remembers
— Paul Rudnick (@PaulRudnickNY) April 4, 2021
— Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) April 4, 2021
— Maggie (@MaggieMackster) April 4, 2021
— Craving A Burger 🇺🇸 (@GQPArePuppets) April 4, 2021
Just gonna leave this here…. pic.twitter.com/2ynGvX3Gl5
— Lauren Robertson (@LLRobertson75) April 4, 2021
Christ is risen and @mtgreenee is suspended again. God does work in mysterious ways. Happy Easter.
— Frank Giugliano (@nyccookies) April 4, 2021
Marjorie Taylor Greene got a 12 hour Twitter suspension today.
— Jim Sande (@jcsande) April 4, 2021
— CissyBeeGood (@BeeCissy) April 4, 2021
As Greene and her MAGA allies continue to spread the lie about the reasons behind her temporary suspension and cry “CANCEL CULTURE!”, it seems as if many of the people who use the platform like it much better without her pitiful propaganda posts.
For the record, censorship is unAmerican, but a private company has no First Amendment obligation to allow politicians to post misleading and factually deficient information on their platform, no matter how loudly they complain.
Greene should be grateful that Twitter granted her time to spend on Easter to contemplate her transgressions and repent for her sins, no matter how unlikely that it is that she actually uses the extra time that usefully.
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Vinnie Longobardo is a 35-year veteran of the TV, mobile & internet industries, specializing in start-ups and the international media business. His passions are politics, music and art.