Good. Twitter proves that it is actually enforcing action against those who are spreading coronavirus misinformation. The social media giant briefly locked out Trump allies Diamond and Silk due to a tweet that violated the company’s rules.
According to Politico, the “dumb-namic” duo, whose legal names are Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, tweeted out Wednesday afternoon that individuals will become sicker if they stay inside amid the pandemic. This of course is a statement directly at odds with the advice of public health experts who have called for millions of Americans to self-isolate.
“The only way we can become immune to the environment; we must be out in the environment. Quarantining people inside of their houses for extended periods will make people sick!” the pair tweeted from their official account, which boasts 1.4 million followers.
The account holders, who are paid by Fox Nation according to CNN, later appeared to be unlocked. Tweet deleted. “This Tweet is no longer available because it violated the Twitter Rules.”
Twitter recently expanded its rules against medical misinformation to include posts that contradict guidance from authoritative health agencies. In recent weeks the company has decided that posts by Fox News host Laura Ingraham and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani broke its rules against Covid-19 misinformation.
Diamond and Silk have repeatedly accused Twitter and other social media platforms of suppressing their content online.
However over the last few weeks, the duo has tweeted all kinds of misinformation and conspiracy theories about the coronavirus from their North Carolina homes. They’ve questioned the death toll. They’ve questioned whether the virus is being “deliberately spread.” They’ve suggested the “Deep State” is working “behind the scenes” and that it is “engineered.” On and on and on it goes.
As of right now there are a total of 395,011 positive coronavirus cases in the United States. The death toll has reached 12,754. This includes all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) according to the CDC.
Dumb. Namic. Duo.