Monday, April 5, 2021

The algorithm excuse tells you its systemic

Twitter reverses another ban on Marjorie Taylor Greene after she claims she was suspended for tweeting 'He is risen! Happy Easter!' 

  • Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was suspended from Twitter on Sunday
  • The lawmaker was prohibited from posting tweets for 12 hours
  • Twitter said the suspension was an 'error' and the site's algorithm was to blame
  • Social media statement from Twitter was the same as the one released on March 19th when the company reversed another wrongful suspension

Twitter suspended the account of Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene 'in error' on Sunday for the second time in weeks.

The Congresswoman questioned whether her Twitter account was suspended after she wished her followers happy Easter. But the social media platform explained the suspension as a result of the site’s algorithm.

'We use a combination of technology and human review to enforce the Twitter Rules across the service. 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,' Twitter explained in a statement.

Greene's account was suspended for about 12 hours before Twitter had it reinstated. 

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