Nov 4, 2020

Twitter bans David Icke over Covid misinformation

Twitter has banned the account of British conspiracy theorist David Icke. "The account referenced has been permanently suspended for violating Twitter's rules regarding Covid misinformation," a spokesman told the BBC. The action comes six months after Facebook and YouTube took similar action, saying Mr Icke had posted misleading claims about the pandemic. The 68-year-old had about 382,000 followers on Twitter. Twitter's rules do not include a general ban on misinformation. "Twitter had allowed him to continue spreading... dangerous Covid misinformation for months," tweeted the Center for Countering Digital Hate, a UK-based campaign group, in response to the ban.

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