“We use a combination of technology and human review to enforce the Twitter Rules across the service,” a spokesperson for the San Francisco-based firm told news outlets on Friday afternoon. “In this case, our automated systems took enforcement action on the account referenced in error. This action has been reversed, and access to the account has been reinstated.”
Greene was writing on Twitter Friday afternoon, confirming that her account was reinstated.
“I was just told @Twitter suspended me for 12 hrs in ‘error,’ on the same day Dems introduced a resolution to expel me from Congress. What a coincidence?” she wrote. “Twitter’s little error wasn’t resolved until after 12 hrs.”
The Republican lawmaker then asked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, “which employee made the ‘error?’ Reply to my email, Jack.”
Previously, Greene’s office told The Epoch Times that Twitter provided no explanation as to why her account was locked.
Greene also posted a screenshot of the message Twitter sent to her personal account that said, “We have determined that you have violated the Twitter Rules, so we’ve temporarily limited some of your account features.”
I was just told @Twitter suspended me for 12 hrs in “error,” on the same day Dems introduced a resolution to expel me from Congress.
What a coincidence?
Twitter’s little error wasn’t resolved until after 12 hrs.@jack which employee made the “error?”
Reply to my email, Jack
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) March 19, 2021
On Friday, Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.) introduced a resolution signed by about 70 other Democrats that would expel Greene from Congress. However, the move is a long shot, as it requires a two-thirds super-majority to expel a House member.
Gomez argued that Greene should be expelled due to her posts on social media. In February, the House voted to strip her of committee assignments.
But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters Friday that she doesn’t agree with the resolution and said Gomez’s proposal was not supported by Democratic leadership.
“Members are very unhappy about what’s happened here. And they can express themselves the way they do. What Mr. Gomez did is his own view. And that is not a leadership position,” Pelosi said.
Twitter has drawn widespread criticism after it suspended former President Donald Trump’s account and many other prominent conservatives and groups. Republicans and Trump have suggested that Section 230 of the federal Communications Decency Act should be revoked or changed as they have argued that it serves as a liability shield for Big Tech firms.