- The Washington Times - Friday, November 6, 2020

Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican elected to Congress this week by voters in Georgia, has prompted Twitter to intervene and flag her posts on the platform more than 20 times since her race ended.

Twitter applied warning labels and otherwise restricted a total of 23 different postings made by Ms. Greene’s account on its social media service between Wednesday and Friday mornings.

Ms. Greene also shared and commented on a pair of posts made by President Trump and his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., which Twitter flagged with the same warning labels applied to her own recent tweets.

In all, 25 of the 54 tweets made by the Republican congresswoman-elected during the span — about 46%, or almost half — were flagged with identical warning labels applied by Twitter.

“Some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process,” the labels said.



Twitter has also blocked users from sharing, or retweeting, Ms. Greene’s flagged posts, unless they are being quoted as the congresswoman-elect did with the pair of Trump tweets she mentioned.

Several of the flagged tweets contained baseless claims of election fraud related to the presidential race between Mr. Trump and Democratic challenger Joseph R. Biden.

The presidential and congressional elections ended Tuesday. Ms. Greene won the race to represent Georgia’s 14th Congressional District, but the results of the White House race are not yet known.

Nearly all of the flagged tweets posted by Ms. Green claimed without evidence that Democrats are seeking to “steal” the White House race. She described Twitter’s response as censorship.

Ms. Greene, 46, is set to represent a district that covers an area northwest of Atlanta. She gained notoriety during the race for having embraced and promoted several conspiracy theories.

She was hardly the only Republican to have several posts flagged by Twitter. Twitter put the same warning labels on 11 tweets made by Mr. Trump between Wednesday and Friday morning.

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