Election Winner Marjorie Taylor Greene Has Rough Day on Twitter

The social network hid 20 tweets Wednesday from Georgia’s new Republican representative

This was a common sight on Twitter on the day after Election Day Marjorie Taylor Greene/Twitter

President Donald Trump wasn’t the only political figure keeping Twitter and Facebook busy on the day after Election Day: Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene, who won a House of Representatives seat representing Georgia, occupied more than her fair share of time, as well.

Greene had a whopping 20 tweets Wednesday hidden behind Twitter’s label, which read, “Some or all of the content shared in this tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process.”

The tweets all claimed that the Democratic Party was engaging in voter fraud to steal the election from Trump, with most containing the hashtag #StopTheSteal, including a handful that shared the hashtag and nothing else. Examples (unedited) included:

  • Joe Biden Said On Video That Democrats Built the Biggest “Voter Fraud” Operation in History. We’re seeing it on full display right now!
  • The Democrats are working overtime to STEAL THIS ELECTION! We aren’t going to let them. Sign your petition now to FIGHT BACK!
  • The Silicon Valley Cartel is in on the STEAL! Censoring our President while DEMOCRATS work overtime to STEAL THIS ELECTION! I need you to join me in the fight to STOP THIS. SIGN YOUR PETITION:
  • IT’S OFFICIAL! The Silicon Valley Cartel is CENSORING ME. They can’t stop us. Please RT this and sign your petition. We will not let Democrats STEAL THIS ELECTION!
  • DO NOT LET UP. DO NOT BACK DOWN. The Fake News Media lied about the polls. They are lying now about the votes. We must STOP THE STEAL! Join me in this fight for @realDonaldTrump.

Twitter senior communications manager Nicholas Pacilio said no further actions would be taken against Greene because she falls under the social network’s world leaders policy, which allows tweets to remain on the platform if there is a clear public interest value.

Similar posts on Greene’s Facebook page were not hidden, but a label appeared below them, citing the Bipartisan Policy Center and saying, “Election officials follow strict rules when it comes to ballot counting, handling and reporting.”

Greene is no stranger to social media controversies, with documented instances of support for conspiracy theory QAnon, as well as a since-deleted tweet in September that countered advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health authorities by saying that children should not wear masks.

On Sept. 3, Greene posted an image to Facebook of her holding a gun alongside Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) and the caption (unedited), “Squad’s worst nightmare. Hate America leftists want to take this country down. Our country is on the line. America needs fighters who speak the truth. We need strong conservative Christians to go on the offense against these socialists who want to rip our country apart. Americans must take our country back. SAVE AMERICA. STOP SOCIALISM. DEFEAT THE DEMOCRATS!”

The social network removed the image the following day for violations of its policies.

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
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