[guest post by Dana]
I’m opening a fresh thread to continue discussing whether a social media company has the right to ban users for violating their terms of service. (See: Permanent deletion of Marjorie Taylor Greene’s personal Twitter account.) Here is her response to the decision:
“Twitter has attacked my district, it has attacked — I would say — our country as a whole by kicking a member of Congress off of their platform. And also, remember, they kicked off President Trump while he was a sitting United States president,” she told Newsmax, referencing when the company permanently banned the former president in the wake of the January 6 riot last year, citing risks of further violence.
Greene continued to lash out at Twitter, saying it’s “completely out of bounds.”
“No one elected them. No one put them in charge of what is information or what is misinformation,” Greene said. “And so I’m calling for everyone to leave Twitter because the best way to say, end someone’s power or end this Big Tech overlord’s power, is by leaving their platform and being unwilling to participate in their authoritarian control.”
MTG believes that she has a *right* to an active personal Twitter account and that Twitter, a private company, has no right to ban her for her repeated violations of the company’s prohibition against spreading misinformation about Covid-19. This despite repeated warnings… MTG’s congressional Twitter account remains active.