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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene banned from Twitter, suspended from Facebook

Marjorie Taylor Greene
  • Twitter permanently suspended Greene’s personal account on Sunday for repeatedly violating its COVID-19 misinformation policy.
  • Greene said Facebook suspended her account today for 24 hours.
  • The congresswoman described the companies’ actions as “beyond censorship of speech.”

Just weeks after landing in hot water for using an anti-Asian slur, U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) found her personal Twitter account banned for COVID-19 misinformation.

In a statement, Twitter said they “permanently suspended” the congresswoman’s page, @mtgreenee, for “repeated violations” of their COVID-19 misinformation policy. The social media platform’s strike system went into effect in March 2021.

Rohingya refugees sue Meta for $150 billion over Facebook’s alleged role in stoking Myanmar genocide

Facebook faces $150B lawsuit from Rohingya refugees

Rohingya refugees are taking legal action against Meta for allegedly allowing the spread of false news and hate speech against the ethnic group on Facebook. 

About the lawsuit: On Monday, an Illinois-based Rohingya woman filed a case against Facebook’s parent company in a California court, seeking a compensation of over $150 billion on behalf of the more than 10,000 Rohingya refugees now living in the U.S., reported The Washington Post.

Facebook takes down hundreds of fake Chinese accounts spreading COVID-19 disinformation

Facebook takes down hundreds of fake Chinese accounts spreading COVID-19 disinformation

Facebook and Instagram recently took down a Chinese network of accounts, pages and groups reportedly engaging in a coordinated disinformation campaign about COVID-19. 

The takedown: Meta, the social media platforms’ parent company, released its Adversarial Threat Report on Wednesday, detailing how hundreds of accounts weaved a narrative that the United States was actively putting China in a negative light.

Report: Mark Zuckerberg personally approved censorship of Facebook posts critical of Vietnam’s government

Mark Zuckerberg vietnam government facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally bowed to the Vietnamese government’s demand that his company’s social media platform censor “anti-state” posts, according to a new report. 

Censorship: In late 2020, Zuckerberg agreed to censor posts from anti-government critics in Vietnam following the threat of their government’s ruling Communist Party to take down Facebook in the country, reported The Washington Post.

Filipina vlogger Jinky Cubillan captures neighbor’s angry tirade about her loose dog

Jinky Cubillan neighbor

A Filipina vlogger based in California captured footage of a confrontation she had with a neighbor who shouted profanities at her in front of her house last week. 

Karen goes viral: Jinky Cubillan, a popular social media personality known as “Madam Kilay,” shared a video of the verbal altercation on her Facebook account and YouTube channel. The videos have since racked up a total of over 6.5 million views at the time of this writing. 

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s mug shot of Asian man was flooded with racist jokes

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff mug shot fiasco

Swarms of racist jokes and memes flooded the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page after they posted a picture of an Asian man showing off his grills during a booking in California.

What happened: Anthony Wong, a 33-year-old man on probation, was arrested by the SLO County Sheriff for violating his probation after he was allegedly found with over 1,000 counterfeit Fentanyl and Acetaminophen pills worth $5,000 to $10,000, according to the SLO County Sheriff’s Office.

Facebook VP Naomi Gleit explores what it’s like to grow up fully both Asian and Jewish in America

Naomi Gleit, her mom, brother, and grandmother in Paris

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Medium and reposted with permission.

Growing up in Brooklyn, I had a lot of friends from different backgrounds — many that were white, a few that were Asian, but none that were both, like me. I felt like I was the only one in the overlap of a Venn diagram, part of both circles but still different.