Newsmax’s Emerald Robinson was permanently suspended from Twitter Tuesday after repeatedly violating the platform’s guidelines about sharing COVID-19 misinformation.
The ban from Twitter comes on the heels of a week-long suspension, which she earned by tweeting last week that COVID-19 vaccines “contain a bioluminescent marker called LUCIFERASE so that you can be tracked.” A Twitter spokesperson confirmed the suspension to TheWrap.
Robinson, who serves as Newsmax’s White House correspondent, regained access to her account Tuesday, but quickly racked up another violation of the rules, which state a user “may not use Twitter’s services to share false or misleading information about COVID-19 which may lead to harm.” Per Twitter’s outline, a seven-day suspension follows a fourth violation and a permanent ban follows a fifth. (No account-level penalty is associated with the first violation, and the second and third violations both earn a user a 12-hour posting ban.)
Newsmax sidelined Robinson last week after the “bioluminescent marker” tweet. Representatives for the far-right cable outfit did not immediately return a request for comment
Robsinson is not the first Twitter user to incur a permanent ban for violating the rules about spreading COVID-19 misinformation. Former New York Times reporter-turned-vaccine-skeptic Alex Berenson was removed from the platform this summer and GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has been suspended a handful of times this year.