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Twitter suspends Juanita Broaddrick for violating the platform's rules related to COVID-19

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Twitter has suspended Juanita Broaddrick, a woman who has said that Bill Clinton raped her in 1978. Broaddrick, whose account was locked for running afoul of the social media platform's rules related to posts about COVID-19, supplied Fox News with an email from Twitter regarding the move.

Twitter said that Broaddrick's account had been locked for breaching "the policy on spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19."

"When will this vaccine crap be over? Big Pharma has profited enough for the next hundred years. Stop pushing vaccines that don’t work and alter DNA," Broaddrick had tweeted.

"We understand that during times of crisis and instability, it is difficult to know what to do to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Under this policy, 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.

Twitter informed Broaddrick that repeated violations could lead to the "permanent suspension" of her account, according to Fox News, though the outlet reported that the statement did not specify whether there had been any prior violations or if this was a first infraction.

Broaddrick's account, which has the handle @atensnut, appears to have been permanently banished from the platform. A message on the webpage for the account says "Account suspended."

Twitter permanently suspended then-President Trump in early 2021, and the same "Account suspended" message appears on the now-defunct @realDonaldTrump account page.

"Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 can lower your risk of getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. Vaccines can also help prevent serious illness and death," the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention states. The CDC also says that "COVID-19 vaccines do not change or interact with your DNA in any way."

Some people who have been vaccinated and boosted have still tested positive for COVID-19.

Author and former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson was booted off Twitter last year for breaching the company's rules: "The account was permanently suspended for repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation rules," a Twitter spokesperson told The Hill in a statement regarding Berenson's account.

"It doesn't stop infection. Or transmission. Don't think of it as a vaccine. Think of if - at best - as a therapeutic with a limited window of efficacy and terrible side effect profile that must be dosed IN ADVANCE OF ILLNESS. And we want to mandate it? Insanity," Berenson had tweeted prior to getting kicked off of the platform.

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