FACT CHECK: No, Marjorie Taylor Greene Did Not Tweet About Dragons and Dinosaurs
An image shared on Twitter purportedly shows a screenshot of a tweet from Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene believing dinosaurs are dragons.
What about the ocean dragons? pic.twitter.com/0wQutIFKvf
— Liam Nissan™ (@theliamnissan) February 28, 2023
The claim stems from a satirical account. There is no evidence that Greene made this statement.
A woman and her son reportedly screamed at Greene while she was dining in a restaurant, The Hill reported. After a mother testified that lost her two sons to fentanyl under former President Donald Trump’s leadership, Greene blamed the Biden administration and suggested that the mother did too, according to CNN.
The Twitter post purports that Greene claimed the Bible refers to dinosaurs as dragons. The alleged tweet does not display the time stamp, but was allegedly posted four hours before the screenshot.
“Dinosaurs is a relatively young word that, if I recall correctly, started to gain use in the 1800’s,” the alleged tweet reads. “Before that, they called them by their biblical name…Dragons. Some of the bones displayed are real, but others are know forgeries. The land dragons were killed out a couple thousand years ago (maybe a few still hidden somewhere?), but ocean dragons still exist.”
The caption is inaccurate. The tweet appears to have originated on Reddit thread. A moderator of the chat confirmed in the comments that it is a parody saying, “This post has been marked as Satire, meaning it is not a real tweet. Satire means it’s not real.” A disclaimer also appears above the photo in the thread.
There is no credible news report that suggest this was an authentic tweet from Greene’s verified Twitter account. Furthermore, there is no record of this tweet on Greene’s verified Twitter account. Likewise, there is no record of this tweet on the deleted tweet tracker, PolitiTweet. (RELATED: Does This Video Show Joe Biden Describing An Alien Encounter?)
This is not the first time a satirical post has been shared online as real. Check Your Fact recently debunked a claim that the U.K. Home Office is in search of twin girls that have joined the war in Ukraine.