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Twitter decided this Sunday to suspend for a period of twelve hours the account of Marjorie Taylor Greene, an American elected ultra-right.

The social network accused him of having repeatedly violated his "ethical rules", a spokesperson said.

Georgia's newly elected congresswoman had tweeted hours earlier that fraud had tainted her state's senatorial elections.

The platform then prevented Internet users from responding or retweeting the publication in question.

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She denounces the "Silicon Valley cartel"

A special mention had been added and stated that “this claim that there was electoral fraud is disputed”.

This practice is used in particular by the social network when it considers that an account violates its rules of speech integrity.

Marjorie Taylor Greene, who does not hide her affinities with the conspiratorial movement QAnon, judged that this sanction had been taken "without explanation".

The parliamentarian denounced in a press release the “monopoly control” of the “Silicon Valley cartel”.

A purge on the platforms

Since the violent incidents on Capitol Hill on January 6, tech giants have been purging their platforms of pro-Trump extremists.

Twitter has thus permanently suspended the personal account of the President of the United States.

The social network also deleted 70,000 QAnon affiliate accounts last weekend.

Facebook has for its part undertaken to remove all messages related to the alleged election rigging and suspended Donald Trump's profile for an indefinite period.

Google and Apple have excluded the conservative social network Speak from their application download platforms.

Amazon has banned it from its servers.


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