Former footballer and conspiracy theorist David Icke, who believes reptilians management the planet, completely suspended by Twitter
Twitter has completely suspended the account of the conspiracy theorist David Icke for deceptive Coronavirus posts.
68-year-old David Icke is a former British footballer and conspiracy theorist who believes a race of reptilians controls the planet, amongst different beliefs.
However now a spokesman for Twitter informed the Guardian newspaper that it has completely suspended the account of David Icke, as a result of he had violated its guidelines relating to coronavirus misinformation
Icke had 382,000 followers on Twitter, and it comes after each Facebook and YouTube had terminated his accounts in May this 12 months for precisely the identical cause.
Icke is reported as having made unproven claims about Covid-19, together with the hoary outdated chestnut that Coronavirus is linked to the rollout of 5G.
Icke has additionally reportedly headlined anti-lockdown rallies at Trafalgar Sq. in London.
Sadly, Icke’s Instagram web page, which has 212,000 followers, remains to be lively.
The worldwide Coronavirus pandemic has sadly seen ill-informed celebrities wading in on the topic, which has not helped issues.
On the early phases of the pandemic, an American singer/songwriter claimed 5G networks were to blame for the Coronavirus pandemic.
She subsequently retracted her claims.
Different celebrities jumped on the bandwagon, together with Amanda Holden who tweeted a hyperlink to an anti-5G petition to her virtually 2 million followers.
Boxer Amir Khan and actor Woody Harrelson additionally printed comparable claims, and TV presenter Eamonn Holmes narrowly avoided Ofcom sanctions when he forged doubts on media stories that debunked the false hearsay that 5G causes Coronavirus.
And people ‘theories’ supported by Icke and parroted by sure celebrities has resulted in actual world harm.
Many mobile phone masts across the UK were torched or in any other case vandalised throughout the first wave of the pandemic, lots of which weren’t even 5G geared up.
Vodafone UK’s chief government Nick Jeffery additionally revealed that one of many attacked towers offered cell connectivity to the Nightingale hospital in Birmingham, denying household the flexibility to say their goodbyes remotely to family members.
BT’s chief government, Philip Jansen, who himself was struck down with Coronvirus, has beforehand pleaded for the “senseless idiots who actually imagine that 5G and Covid-19 are linked” to cease their assaults.
Jansen stated that BT has seen phone poles wrapped in barbed wire to cease its engineers doing their job, though they’re fixed-line (landline) cables and nothing to do with the cell community.
He additionally revealed that 39 BT engineers had been verbally or bodily assaulted – together with threats to kill.
YouTube in the meantime has banned all conspiracy theory videos that falsely hyperlink 5G networks to the unfold of Coronavirus.
Twitter in April clamped down on reckless tweets “that incite individuals to interact in dangerous actions after the cell mast assaults.
Consultants on the Worldwide Fee on Non‐Ionizing Radiation Safety (ICNIRP) in 2020 declared that 5G was safe for human health.
The UK communications regulator Ofcom additionally carried out security checks within the UK of 5G base stations and located that there’s no danger to the public posed by electromagnetic vitality (EME) ranges.