Twitter Bans Rational Ground Writer and Analyst
Here's what we know so far!
Our powerhouse Team Reality colleague Jessica Hockett (aka @EWoodhouse7) was banned from Twitter over the weekend. She has been a stellar advocate for reason and data-backed analysis during the pandemic. Her efforts lead to big discoveries and one particular inquiry forced the CDC to totally revamp its numbers.
In the past few days multiple Rational Ground/Team Reality members include Daniel Kotzin, Andrew Bostom and Kevin McKernan.
We’ll be talking with Jessica at noon pacific today on the podcast:
Here’s a quick excerpt from Jessica over at her excellent Substack!
Twitter Has Permanently Suspended My Account
The *offending* post was not what I expected
Twitter permanently suspended my account on Saturday, simultaneous to locking it over a tweet I posted on April 21, 2022.
“After careful review,” it was determined that I “broke the Twitter rules” — namely, “violating [their] policy on spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19.”
I still have read-only access to my account in the Twitter app, which shows the *offending* tweet is now labeled “Misleading”.
Let’s take a closer look…
The *Offending* Post
The *offending* post is the second in a 2-tweet thread. In the first tweet, I quote-tweeted a thread from the American Academy of Pediatrics, in which the organization advocates continued use toddler-masking until the age 0-4 vaccine receives an EUA.
I shared my distrust of pediatricians as whole, as a result of what I believe many (but not all) have done during the pandemic.
I later added a tweet from Lawyer Mom (@legallymom2) that, in my opinion and based on current data, is an example of a pediatrician’s dishonesty about the risk of Covid infection versus vaccine-induced myocarditis in teen boys. Her post is a QT of Dr. Tracy Hoeg’s excellent overview of a recently-published study on that topic.
As far as I know, neither of these tweets was reported, and both are still posted.
Fourth Strike, You’re Out?