Last week, the lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania asserted that claiming the 2020 election in his state was rigged was against the law. “This idea that … Pennsylvania was ‘rigged’ or that we were ‘trying to steal the election’ — that’s a lie,” said Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, adding, “And you do not have the right, that is not protected speech.”
Now it appears that another branch of the government — social media — has even more Draconian laws. The New York Post reports:
Twitter on Sunday temporarily suspended the account of new Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene after she posted a tweet questioning the results of the state’s runoff election for Senate.
Twitter announced the 12-hour suspension, saying it determined Green’s post “violated the Twitter rules, so we’ve temporarily suspended some of your account features.”
Greene’s punishment was for merely questioning the election, which seems to be a far lesser crime than claiming election fraud. But Twitter somehow construed Greene’s tweet to be an accusation of voter fraud according to the tag appended to one of her “offensive” posts:
They did nothing.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) January 17, 2021
Greene, a Republican, reacted to her temporary banishment in a statement that read in part:
Americans [sic] rights are being stripped and they aren’t being heard by the people they elected to represent them. And with Big Tech silencing them, they literally can’t be heard. The censorship has got to stop.
But who’s going to stop them? Not the Democrats, who benefited from the “irregularities” in the 2020 presidential election and the Georgia runoff and how now control all three branches of the federal government.