Tech Giant Bans Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton After Twitter Suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene

Tech Giant Bans Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton After Twitter Suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene

Following ’s permanent suspension of Rep. ’s personal account, announced it had blocked Judicial Watch’s from its platform.

Twitter confirmed on Sunday morning that it banned one of Greene’s two verified accounts, citing “repeated violations of [its] COVID-19 misinformation policy.”

The account Greene uses as a Member of Congress remains active.

As of this article’s publication, TikTok has yet to explain why it booted Fitton from its platform. A notice on his now scrubbed profile reads, “This account was banned due to multiple Community Guidelines violations.”

Fitton’s reaction on Instagram was swift and unequivocal.

Meanwhile, Greene seemed more ambivalent about Twitter’s condemnation, yet she reiterated her commitment to speak her mind — no matter the consequences.

Per CBS News:

Greene responded on her Gettr account, calling Twitter “an enemy to American and can’t handle the truth. That’s fine, I’ll show America we don’t need them and it’s time to defeat our enemies.” 

Greene’s personal account had more than 465,000 followers. This is not the first time it has been temporarily suspended.  In July, Greene received a 12-hour ban after the social media platform accused her of spreading COVID-19 misinformation. The congresswoman responded on Facebook, saying “Free Speech is under attack.”

Last February, the House of Representatives decided to strip Greene of her committee assignments due to her past harmful remarks about violence against Democrats. The vote was 230-199, with 11 Republicans joining all Democrats. Committees are where bills are written, so removing her from any committees decreases her influence on legislation within Congress.

So, what do you think? Is free speech under attack or do tech giants have the right, as private companies, to police content as they see fit? As always, tell us in the comments below!

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