Rebekah Jones Twitter Suspended | National Review

Rebekah Jones throughout an interview with WPTV News in 2020 (Screengrab through YouTube)

Twitter has actually suspended the account of Rebekah Jones, the previous control panel supervisor for the Florida Department of Health who wrongly declared she was bought to modify raw information in order to make the state’s coronavirus reaction look much better.

Jones at first declared she was fired from her function as a control panel supervisor over her rejection to modify the state’s COVID information to secure the track record of the DeSantis administration, however public records gotten by National Evaluation‘s Charles Cooke reveal that she never ever had access to the raw information in the very first location — and remained in truth fired for duplicated efficiency failures and insubordination.

After being faced with her own workers records, Jones confessed that she was “never” asked to erase info on coronavirus deaths from the general public control panel and presumed regarding state she had actually never ever declared otherwise, regardless of the presence of many tweets and other public declarations in which she plainly implicated her superiors of purchasing her to conceal the real variety of COVID deaths in Florida.

Jared Moskowitz, the Democratic previous head of Florida’s emergency situation management department, stated Jones was running a “disinformation campaign” about the state’s coronavirus reaction in remarks to Politico.

Jones informed reporter Forrest Saunders that her account was suspended since of her “overzealous” sharing of a Miami Herald short article for which she was spoken with. Nevertheless, Guv Ron DeSantis’s press secretary Christina Pushaw declared that Jones was not suspended for anything she published to her account.

“She was suspended because she broke a clear rule against buying followers (platform manipulation) and — all evidence points to this — hijacking the accounts of unsuspecting users to make them follow her,” Pushaw composed on Twitter.

In a message to Jones gotten by Twitter user MaxNordau, Twitter composed that her account broke “rules against platform manipulation and spam.” National Evaluation has actually connected to Twitter for remark.

DeSantis praised the suspension in a declaration on Monday.

“This decision was long overdue. Rebekah Jones is the Typhoid Mary of COVID-19 disinformation and has harmed many hardworking DOH employees with her defamatory conspiracy theories,” DeSantis’s workplace stated in a declaration.

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Zachary Evans is a news author for National Evaluation Online. He is a veteran of the Israeli Defense Forces and an experienced violist.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.