The far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s account on Elon Musk’s Twitter has been reactivated after being suspended in January for breaking the platform’s COVID disinformation standards.
Greene’s reinstatement follows Musk’s weekend reinstatement of former President Donald Trump’s account, suspended following the deadly Capitol rioting of January 6, 2021.
At the time, Twitter was concerned that allowing Trump to stay on the site could lead to more fantastic encouragement to violence.
Trump has stated that he won’t use Twitter again, and as of Monday, he hadn’t posted anything since the site’s reinstatement.
However, he hasn’t deactivated his account either.
Trump’s reinstatement to the platform appears to have been approved by Musk based on an illegitimate Twitter poll that he published on his timeline.
Such a survey didn’t seem to exist for Greene’s story.
Musk had stated that he would wait to form a “content moderation council” with various perspectives before making significant judgments about the material or restoring banned accounts.
Musk has regularly stated that he thinks Twitter has been too limiting.
He encouraged his “independent-minded” Twitter followers to support Republicans before this month’s midterm elections in the United States.
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, whose account was suspended in 2018 for abusive behavior, is one user Musk has stated he won’t permit to return to Twitter.