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Facebook Pulls Down GOP Candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene's Gun Holding Pic


Facebook on Friday removed an image shared by Republican congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene — in which she holding an assault rifle next to pictures of three freshman Democratic congresswomen —The post of Greene was taken down because it violated Facebook’s rules against language that incites or facilitates serious violence.

Georgia Republican congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene posted an image on social media of herself posing with a gun alongside images of progressive House members, with the photo stirring backlash online.

The image was published on Greene's campaign Facebook page on Thursday but was deleted the next day, a Facebook spokesperson announced. 

The text of the post — which implies Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib  are "America leftists ... who want to rip our country apart" — wasn't taken down. 

Omar condemned Greene's post in a tweet on Friday, writing, "Posting a photo with an assault rifle next to the faces of three women of color is not advertising. It's incitement. There are already death threats in response to this post." 

Omar has said "we should and must protest peacefully" in response to looting and rioting following the killing of George Floyd by police in her home state earlier this year. 

Greene refused to apologize and instead accused Omar of endorsing violent demonstrators. 

Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone responded to Omar’s tweet on Thursday, saying the post had been taken down because it violated community guidelines. 

“Thank you for raising this, Congresswoman. The image violates our policies and we've removed it,” he tweeted. 


Apparently in response to Facebook's move, Greene announced on Twitter that she would auction off the rifle she's shown holding in the photo.

"Nothing scares the radical left more than a free thinking, gun-toting, conservative woman. It completely destroys their narrative that all women should be Democrats!" she wrote in part. 

 

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