Journalist Alex Berenson has been permanently banned from Twitter over anti-vax COVID-19 tweets

Journalist Alex Berenson has been permanently banned from Twitter over anti-vax COVID-19 tweets

  • Former New York Times journalist Alex Berenson has been permanently banned from Twitter after posting an anti-vaccine COVID-19-related tweet
  • “The account you refer to has been permanently suspended due to repeated violations of our COVID-19 disinformation rules,” a Twitter spokesperson said.
  • Berenson, who has long been skeptical of the coronavirus risk, previously called the pandemic an excuse for the government to overstep its borders.
  • “This was the tweet that did it,” Berenson wrote alongside a screenshot of the tweet that saw him permanently banned from the social media platform
  • ‘Totally correct. I can’t wait to hear what a jury will think about this’
  • Berenson had previously had a large social media following, with over 200,000 followers prior to his permanent Twitter ban
  • Berenson began writing for the New York Times in 1999 before leaving the paper in 2010 to pursue a career as a full-time author and novelist.

Former New York Times journalist and writer Alex Berenson has been permanently banned from Twitter after posting an anti-vaccine COVID-19-related tweet.

“The account you are referring to has been permanently suspended due to repeated violations of our COVID-19 disinformation rules,” a Twitter spokesperson said. Fox news.

Berenson, who has long been skeptical of the exact risks of the coronavirus, previously called the pandemic an excuse for the government to overstep its limits in terms of rules and authority.

The 48-year-old posted a screenshot of the tweet on his share pile, in a post titled “Goodbye Twitter” shortly after he tweeted it on Saturday.

“This was the tweet that did it,” Berenson wrote alongside a screenshot of the tweet that saw him permanently banned from the social media platform.

‘Totally correct. I’m curious what a jury will think about this.’

The tweet itself appears to be consistent with Berenson’s previous comments when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, and more specifically, government masks and vaccine mandates.

Pictured: A screenshot of Berenson's suspended Twitter account.  The social media platform permanently banned the former New York Times journalist for anti-vax tweets

Pictured: A screenshot of Berenson’s suspended Twitter account. The social media platform permanently banned the former New York Times journalist for anti-vax tweets

Journalist Alex Berenson has been permanently banned from Twitter over this tweet about COVID vaccines

Journalist Alex Berenson has been permanently banned from Twitter over this tweet about COVID vaccines

Journalist Alex Berenson has been permanently banned from Twitter over this tweet about COVID vaccines

“It doesn’t stop the infection. Or transmission,” the tweet read, referring to the coronavirus vaccine.

“Don’t think of it as a vaccine.”

“Think of it – at best – as a therapeutic with limited efficacy and a terrible side effect profile that must be dosed BEFORE DISEASE.”

Meanwhile, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention report that COVID-19 vaccines are “safe and effective,” backed by results from thousands of clinical trials.

Berenson started his crusade against masks and vaccines last year when an op-ed he wrote for the Wall Street Journal claimed the pandemic had sparked “a new era of censorship and oppression.”

“Information has never been more abundant and easier to disseminate. Yet we are sliding into a new era of censorship and oppression, encouraged by tech giants and traditional media companies,” Berenson told the outlet.

Berenson, pictured, referred to COVID vaccines as a 'therapeutic agent' and says he stands by his words

Berenson, pictured, referred to COVID vaccines as a 'therapeutic agent' and says he stands by his words

Berenson, pictured, referred to COVID vaccines as a ‘therapeutic agent’ and says he stands by his words

“As someone who has been wrongly characterized as a ‘denier’ of the coronavirus,” he wrote at the time. “I’ve seen this crisis firsthand.”

The controversial journalist and writer also revealed an ongoing dispute of his with Amazon, which Berenson says was trying to suppress its self-published books on the topic of COVID-19 and the resulting response.

“Since June, Amazon has twice attempted to suppress the self-published booklets I have written about Covid-19 and its response,” he continued.

‘These booklets contain no conspiracy theories. Like the scientists who wrote the Great Barrington Declaration, I simply believe that many measures to control the coronavirus are harmful, counterproductive and unsupported by science.”

Berenson began writing for the New York Times in 1999 before leaving the paper in 2010 to pursue a career as a full-time author and novelist.

The Yale-trained novelist was The Atlantic Ocean about his predictions about the virus.

He had originally predicted that the US would not exceed 500,000 deaths from COVID-19. The country stood at 637,000 dead today.

Berenson had previously had a large social media following, with over 200,000 followers prior to his permanent Twitter ban.

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