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As Twitter continues to change under the new ownership of Elon Musk, some controversial public figures who had previously had their accounts suspended have been reactivated on the social media platform. Now, Marjorie Taylor Greene’s personal account, which had been permanently suspended in January 2022, has also been reactivated.
Greene, a Republican representative for Georgia, had her personal Twitter account suspended for violating the platform’s COVID misinformation policy, the New York Times reported.
According to Twitter at the time, that was Greene’s “fifth strike,” which meant that her personal account would remain deactivated permanently, the Times reported.
Her official, Congressional account, however, was not penalized and remained active.
But as things continue to change under Musk’s new ownership, Greene’s account, along with former President Donald Trump’s, the controversial internet social media figure Andrew Tate’s, the Babylon Bee’s, Jordan Peterson’s, Kathy Griffin’s, and Kanye West’s accounts, have all been reactivated, Business Insider reported.
On Nov. 18, Musk tweeted the news of some of the initial big reinstatements, along with comments about Twitter’s policy of free speech and some of his goals for the platform.
“New Twitter policy is freedom of speech, but not freedom of reach. Negative/hate tweets will be max deboosted & demonetized, so no ads or other revenue to Twitter. You won’t find the tweet unless you specifically seek it out, which is no different from rest of Internet,” Musk’s first tweet read.
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