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Twitter restricts MTG's official account over 'trans day of vengeance' post

Twitter has asserted that it is removing posts containing the poster on the grounds that it incites violence.

Published: March 28, 2023 8:16pm

Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Tuesday had her official Twitter account restricted for seven days over multiple posts she made about a planned "trans day of vengeance" protest.

Greene's original tweet included a poster advertising the protest, which is slated to occur April 1, according to The Hill. Our Rights DC appears to have organized the event, which is to occur outside the Supreme Court. Said poster calls on participants to "stop trans genocide," an often-employed term that activists use to describe systemic restrictions on transgender activities.

The Republican lawmaker deleted her original post, the outlet noted, but reshared the poster and complained that Twitter had blocked her initial post. Twitter blocked it a second time after which Greene again deleted her post and tweeted again.

The platform subsequently notified her that her account would be restricted for seven days. Twitter has asserted that it is removing posts containing the poster on the grounds that it incites violence.

"'Vengeance' does not imply peaceful protest," said Twitter Head of Trust and Safety Ella Irwin. "We had to automatically sweep our platform and remove >5000 tweets /retweets of this poster."

The sweep comes in the immediate aftermath of a mass shooting in Nashville during which Ashley Hale, a transgender individual, opened fire inside a Christian school that authorities say she once attended, killing three children and three faculty members.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.

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