Twitter has suspended Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s personal account for one week following another violation of the platform’s rules over a statement about the COVID-19 vaccine, the company said Tuesday.
On Monday, Greene (R-Ga.) tweeted that the Food and Drug Administration “should not approve the covid vaccines.”
Greene said “there are too many reports of infection & spread” of COVID-19 even among those who are vaccinated.
She added that the vaccines “are failing.”
Twitter flagged the tweet as misleading and as a result, locked Greene’s account in “read-only mode for a week.”
“The Tweet you referenced was labeled in line with our COVID-19 misleading information policy. The account will be in read-only mode for a week due to repeated violations of the Twitter Rules,” a spokesperson for the social media company said.
The incident is at least the third time Twitter has penalized Greene for sharing misinformation.
In January, Greene was suspended for 12 hours from Twitter after she posted a tweet questioning the results of the state’s runoff election for Senate.
Then last month, her account was locked in read-only mode again after two of her tweets about the vaccines were deemed misleading.
According to the social media giant’s COVID-19 vaccine misinformation policy unveiled in March, 12-hour suspensions are doled out for second and third violations. A fourth violation results in a week’s suspension, while a fifth strike would lead to a ban.
Violating the COVID-19 policy five or more times can result in a permanent ban.