Twitter suspends virologist Robert Malone — Analysis
Big Tech has shut down the US researcher in vaccines, who is well-known for helping to create mRNA technology.
Twitter has suspended Dr. Robert Malone’s Twitter account. Malone is a well-known vaccine researcher who was a leading voice in skepticism about universal vaccination against Covid-19.
Malone’s account had over 516,000 followers when the platform silenced him on Wednesday. The suspension of Malone’s account was not automatic. It is unclear whether the human caused it. Twitter didn’t immediately respond.
Malone responded to the news via his social media accounts, saying that it was a sign that he had been harmed. “must have been on the mark, so to speak.”
“It also means we lost a critical component in our fight to stop these vaccines being mandated for children and to stop the corruption in our governments, as well as the medical-industrial complex and pharmaceutical industries,”he encouraged listeners to check out his interview with Joe Rogan later Thursday.
Malone, a veteran vaccine designer and virologist, is widely credited with significantly contributing to the inventing of the mRNA technology. This is the basis of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines against Covid-19. It was during the SARS pandemic that Malone became a leading critic of many policies adopted to address the outbreak of the SARS/CoV-2 coronavirus.
He supports vaccinations of high-risk groups such as elderly or people with coexisting conditions. He believes that the vaccine’s risks to healthy children and young adults outweigh any benefits.
Malone thinks that many policies such as vaccine mandates and hoarding vaccines by rich countries aren’t based in science. He is also critical of the global influence Bill Gates, a billionaire and large pharmaceutical company owner has on health affairs around the world.
Malone has been accused of spreading false information about vaccinations and inciting anti-vaxxers by making skeptical statements. Twitter, like other US-based social networks has its own policies to combat misinformation about health.
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