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Twitter Suspends 'Just The News' Founder For Sharing Legal Distinction Between COVID-19 Vaccines

Twitter said the content violated its COVID-19 misinformation policies


The founder of the news media brand Just the News was suspended from Twitter for sharing an article that distinguished the legal differences between COVID-19 vaccine approvals.

John Soloman, a journalist who started the website, shared an article titled “Pfizer to continue distributing version of COVID-19 vaccine not fully approved by FDA.”

The article explored the legal distinctions between the Comirnaty vaccine, which has been fully approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, which was approved under Emergency Use Authorization.

Both products use the same ingredients and the same manufacturing process, but the Comirnaty vaccine was subject to more stringent requirements.

After Soloman shared his website’s article on the subject on Dec. 27, he received a notice that his account had been suspended for 12 hours. His tweet was marked as “unsafe” by the platform.

“It is outrageous and unfair that a story that is completely accurate and points out an important legal distinction between the two versions of vaccines gets blocked and my account suspended,” Solomon said via Just the News“The distinction was important enough for a federal judge to note. The story and my post weren’t unsafe. The only threat is to the safety of the 1st Amendment afflicted by Twitter’s wrongheaded decision.”

Twitter said the tweet and its accompanying link violated the platform’s policy on “spreading misleading and potentially harmful information” regarding COVID-19.

Kate Zickel, Solomon’s social media manager, deleted the tweet rather than appeal the suspension. An appeal could have further restricted the account for an unknown amount of time.

Davis Younts, a lawyer who is quoted in the article, was not suspended for sharing the same link as Soloman.

The social media platform has blocked other users from sharing information about the COVID-19 virus and pandemic.

Alex Berenson, a former science reporter for The New York Times, was suspended over the summer for citing the results of a clinical trial conducted by Pfizer while questioning vaccine mandates. 

“We require the removal of content that may pose a risk to people’s health, including content that goes directly against guidance from authoritative sources of global and local public health information,” Twitter said in its notice to Berenson.

Twitter did not return a request for comment from Just the News on its flounder’s suspension.

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4 responses to “Twitter Suspends ‘Just The News’ Founder For Sharing Legal Distinction Between COVID-19 Vaccines”

  1. Skynet0225 says:

    These people at Twitter have moved past being an impediment to the First Amendment while using the government as a legal shield. They are now openly practicing medicine illegally and in violation of law. In a just world they would get the midnight knock on the door by the FBI, but that honor is reserved for true news organizations such as Project Veritas.

  2. TRose says:

    I think there may be a mistake in this article. It was recently revealed that the fda approved version has an extra ingredient in it compared to the eua version.

  3. wescom says:

    I still remember watching a YouTube video on how to make flamethrower out of a used fire extinguisher them moved on to reading an article about another podcaster getting a hard strike for reading aloud from a CDC web page during a live podcast. Same sort of message from YouTube… removal of content that may pose a risk to people’s health. Gave me a clown pill chuckle.

    May you live in interesting times.

    -wescom

  4. IrateModerate says:

    We require the removal of content that may pose a risk to people’s health, including
    “content that goes directly against guidance from authoritative sources of global and local public health information,” Twitter said

    Maybe someone can explain how this is not the merger of corporate power with national state power?
    It’s fascism by definition!

    Wait I forgot, they fixed that several months ago. Webster’s collegiate simply changed the definition of Fascism! They removed the long standing defining characteristic of Fascism, the merger of Gov power with private business power, in this case mega-tech oligarchs and Globalist corporate power

    Guess they thought it didn’t look good since it accurately describes what they’re doing so
    they removed it LoL 🤣

    They’re not Fascists just look it up

    Wake up folks

    Jim