Twitter suspends account of former Florida data analyst Rebekah Jones

Jones violated rules surrounding platform manipulation and spam, company says

Data scientist Rebekah Jones' Twitter account suspended

ORLANDO, Fla. – Rebekah Jones, a former Florida Department of Health data analyst, has been permanently suspended from Twitter.

Jones had raised questions about Florida’s COVID-19 data after being ousted as the data’s curator. State officials said she was fired for insubordination after being reprimanded several times, according to state records.

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Twitter says Jones violated the company’s rules surrounding platform manipulation and spam.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office responded with a statement, saying Jones clearly violated the social media platform’s terms of service. In addition, the statement refers to Jones as a “super spreader of COVID-19 disinformation.” It goes on to read that she used Twitter to promote conspiracy theories.

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