Twitter has temporarily restricted U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s congressional account after she tweeted a poster for a rally called “Trans Day of Vengeance”.
The tweet, which has since been removed, was shared in the aftermath of the tragic Nashville shooting at a Christian school that resulted in the deaths of six people, including three children aged 9.
According to police, the shooter was a transgender individual who was killed during the incident.
On Tuesday, Greene, a Republican representative from Georgia, posted a screenshot of a notice from Twitter on her personal account, stating that her congressional account had violated the platform’s rules and would face certain restrictions for seven days,
According to Ella Irwin, Twitter’s Head of Trust and Safety, the company has taken action to remove over 5,000 tweets and retweets of the “Trans Day of Vengeance” rally poster.
Irwin clarified that Twitter does not condone any tweets that incite violence, regardless of who posts them. While supporting peaceful protests is allowed, the term “vengeance” implies a violent connotation that goes against the platform’s policies.
Irwin also acknowledged that the graphic was flagged by numerous users across the platform, which prompted the company to take action. She attributed the timing of the complaints to the recent tragedy in Nashville, which increased sensitivity around the language used in the tweet. Twitter always evaluates tweets that receive a sudden surge in user complaints, Irwin added.