Twitter, whose new owner is Elon Musk, has reinstated the account of controversial US congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, which was blocked in January due to repeated violations of rules related to the spread of misinformation about covid-19. The AP agency informs about it.
The Twitter account of the member of the House of Representatives, who belongs to the most conservative and right wing of the Republicans, was restored after Musk unblocked the account of former Republican President Donald Trump over the weekend. Access to the platform was denied to Trump by its former owners after the events surrounding the 2020 presidential election, the result of which Trump did not recognize, and which culminated in the storming of the House of Congress by Trump supporters on January 6, 2021. At the time, Twitter executives worried that Trump’s stay on the platform could fuel further unrest.
Trump himself has declared that he will not return to Twitter and has not posted anything since his account was restored. Musk decided to unblock the ex-president’s Twitter account based on a poll on his account. Apparently, no such poll was created before Greene’s account was restored, AP writes.
Musk said he won’t make a major decision about content or reinstatement of banned accounts until he establishes a “content moderation board” that will be represented by people with differing opinions. So far, neither Twitter nor Musk have announced the establishment of such a council. Musk has repeatedly expressed the opinion that Twitter restricts content too much in the past. Before the recent congressional elections, he urged “independent-minded” users to vote Republican.