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2021-06-07 4:38:53 PM  
Right off the bat, it doesn't if she's on the right side of that Florida mess, it's Twatter's platform they get to do whatever the f*ck they want.
 
2021-06-07 4:49:56 PM  
She triggered an auto lockout by spamming the article. DOH
 
2021-06-07 4:50:20 PM  
I don't do twitter. But sharing an article 50 times...doesn't strike me as over zelous.
 
2021-06-07 4:53:08 PM  
Wasn't DeSantis the one that didn't want Big Tech(tm) saying who and who could not be silenced?
 
2021-06-07 4:59:48 PM  
Governor Ron DeSantis' officer released the following statement regarding Jones' suspension:

"... Rebekah Jones is the Typhoid May of COVID-19 disinformation"


'R' you sure about that?
 
2021-06-07 5:01:43 PM  

Badmoodman: Governor Ron DeSantis' officer released the following statement regarding Jones' suspension:

"... Rebekah Jones is the Typhoid May of COVID-19 disinformation"


'R' you sure about that?


Slander/libel it is. Lawyers be lining up.
 
2021-06-07 5:20:12 PM  
She should get a job at Disney.
 
2021-06-07 5:47:06 PM  
Okay overzealous whistleblower is a new one.
 
2021-06-07 5:49:19 PM  
So sharing an article gets you a suspension but they'll sit on their thumbs for literally years while white supremacists foment insurrection on their platform.

Cancer is preferable to Jack Dorsey.
 
2021-06-07 5:49:24 PM  
I'm pretty sure Twitter is the Typhoid Mary of COVID disinformation.
 
2021-06-07 5:49:48 PM  
"This decision was long overdue. Rebekah Jones is the Typhoid May of COVID-19 disinformation and has harmed many hardworking DOOH employees with her defamatory conspiracy theories."


I think they meant Mary, not May, and oh look, they're worried about spreading disinformation and conspiracy theories-how shocking and ironic.
 
2021-06-07 5:53:58 PM  
Do the Baghdad Bobs of Florida not realize what their insane press-releases sound like? fark me.
 
2021-06-07 5:58:39 PM  

Zizzowop: "This decision was long overdue. Rebekah Jones is the Typhoid May of COVID-19 disinformation and has harmed many hardworking DOOH employees with her defamatory conspiracy theories."


I think they meant Mary, not May, and oh look, they're worried about spreading disinformation and conspiracy theories-how shocking and ironic.


I really dislike when articles simply reiterate what a twit posts, and then runs an image of the twit stating what they just posted.
Although here we can clearly see who can't proofread.
 
2021-06-07 6:01:37 PM  

optikeye: I don't do twitter. But sharing an article 50 times...doesn't strike me as over zelous.


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2021-06-07 6:02:18 PM  

Badmoodman: Governor Ron DeSantis' officer released the following statement regarding Jones' suspension:

"... Rebekah Jones is the Typhoid May of COVID-19 disinformation"


'R' you sure about that?


Spelling aside, WTF is that even supposed to mean?
 
2021-06-07 6:08:23 PM  
"Secrecy was a policy. Staffers were told not to put anything about the pandemic response into writing, according to four [Florida] DOH employees who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The rule was also reflected in an email in which IT manager Craig Curry notes his interactions with Jones were all verbal because "they are all related to the current pandemic, so I did not put anything in writing."
"Emails and texts reviewed by the Herald show the governor's office worked in coordination with DOH "executive leadership" to micromanage everything about the department's public response to the pandemic, from information requests from the press to specific wording and color choice on the DOH website and data dashboard.
"They slow-walked responses to questions on important data points and public records, initially withholding information and data on deaths and infections at nursing homes, state prisons and schools.... Important information that had previously been made public was redacted from medical examiner accounts of COVID-19 fatalities.
"At one point the state mischaracterized the extent of Florida's testing backlog by over 50% - skewing the information about how many people were getting sick each day - by excluding data from private labs.... Data on Florida's earliest potential cases - which dated back to late December 2019 - were hidden from the public by changing "date range of data that was available on the dashboard."
"Emails show the DOH communications department removed pages of information promoting mask wearing from the website. That was on Sept. 24, around the same time the DOH Twitter account stopped posting anything at all about the disease as the reelection campaign of Donald Trump, a staunch DeSantis ally, sought to downplay the pandemic.
...
"Jones stayed at the Emergency Operations Center all day working on various ways to tweak the calculations. "Roberson obviously wanted a way to justify reopening some counties whether the data justified reopening or not," Jones later wrote in her complaint.
"At one point, Jones claimed Roberson grew frustrated when Jones didn't "change" numbers. She claimed the deputy health secretary then said "I once had a data person who said to me, 'you tell me what you want the numbers to be, and I'll make it happen' " leaving Jones so uncomfortable she messaged her mother and sister that she wanted to quit her job.
""They want me to put misleading data up to support that dumb f***s plan to reopen," she wrote to them that day. "And more people are gonna die because [of] this and that's not what I agreed to.""
- Miami Herald
 
2021-06-07 6:14:27 PM  

maumau the flakcatcher: "Secrecy was a policy. Staffers were told not to put anything about the pandemic response into writing, according to four [Florida] DOH employees who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The rule was also reflected in an email in which IT manager Craig Curry notes his interactions with Jones were all verbal because "they are all related to the current pandemic, so I did not put anything in writing."
"Emails and texts reviewed by the Herald show the governor's office worked in coordination with DOH "executive leadership" to micromanage everything about the department's public response to the pandemic, from information requests from the press to specific wording and color choice on the DOH website and data dashboard.
"They slow-walked responses to questions on important data points and public records, initially withholding information and data on deaths and infections at nursing homes, state prisons and schools.... Important information that had previously been made public was redacted from medical examiner accounts of COVID-19 fatalities.
"At one point the state mischaracterized the extent of Florida's testing backlog by over 50% - skewing the information about how many people were getting sick each day - by excluding data from private labs.... Data on Florida's earliest potential cases - which dated back to late December 2019 - were hidden from the public by changing "date range of data that was available on the dashboard."
"Emails show the DOH communications department removed pages of information promoting mask wearing from the website. That was on Sept. 24, around the same time the DOH Twitter account stopped posting anything at all about the disease as the reelection campaign of Donald Trump, a staunch DeSantis ally, sought to downplay the pandemic.
...
"Jones stayed at the Emergency Operations Center all day working on various ways to tweak the calculations. "Roberson obviously wanted a way to justify reopening some counties whether the data justified reopening or not," Jones later wrote in her complaint.
"At one point, Jones claimed Roberson grew frustrated when Jones didn't "change" numbers. She claimed the deputy health secretary then said "I once had a data person who said to me, 'you tell me what you want the numbers to be, and I'll make it happen' " leaving Jones so uncomfortable she messaged her mother and sister that she wanted to quit her job.
""They want me to put misleading data up to support that dumb f***s plan to reopen," she wrote to them that day. "And more people are gonna die because [of] this and that's not what I agreed to.""
- Miami Herald


She's my hero. I hope she escapes alive from this and I hope DeSantis gets DeSantized by large men in suits wearing federal badges.
 
2021-06-07 6:16:10 PM  
And rightfully so.
 
2021-06-07 6:17:53 PM  

Zizzowop: "This decision was long overdue. Rebekah Jones is the Typhoid May of COVID-19 disinformation and has harmed many hardworking DOOH employees with her defamatory conspiracy theories."


I think they meant Mary, not May, and oh look, they're worried about spreading disinformation and conspiracy theories-how shocking and ironic.


To be fair, the tweet itself below the quote has the correct "Typhoid Mary."

And I for one am sure that Ron Dismantles' monopoly on Florida government misinformation is not threatened just because Jones shared an article too many times.
 
2021-06-07 6:18:41 PM  
I'm impressed how backasswards they've internalized the story of Typhoid Mary.
 
2021-06-07 6:19:25 PM  
If only there was an organisation that could have published her claims that was dedicated to exposing government secrets.

And that hadn't become an agent of Russian misinformation campaigns against Western Democracies.

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2021-06-07 6:19:57 PM  
Moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue.
 
2021-06-07 6:25:38 PM  

replacementcool: So sharing an article gets you a suspension but they'll sit on their thumbs for literally years while white supremacists foment insurrection on their platform.

Cancer is preferable to Jack Dorsey.


Facebook is worse.. someone's told me that I deserve to be thrown into a forced labor camp, to be literally worked to death because that's what should happen to ALL transgender people.. so I called him an asshole. I got banned for "bullying", reported him for hate speech and SURPRISE! He wasn't violating community standards for being an actual God damned Nazi.
 
2021-06-07 6:28:10 PM  

0z79: replacementcool: So sharing an article gets you a suspension but they'll sit on their thumbs for literally years while white supremacists foment insurrection on their platform.

Cancer is preferable to Jack Dorsey.

Facebook is worse.. someone's told me that I deserve to be thrown into a forced labor camp, to be literally worked to death because that's what should happen to ALL transgender people.. so I called him an asshole. I got banned for "bullying", reported him for hate speech and SURPRISE! He wasn't violating community standards for being an actual God damned Nazi.


I got yet another month long ban from FB because I said to a friend of mine "You're welcome, slut".
 
2021-06-07 6:38:54 PM  
Typhoid Mary? REALLY? Anti-Immigrant bigotry much?

/ yes, yes...she was a real person. But they have used her to float the whole dirty migrant thing for more than a century
 
2021-06-07 6:43:54 PM  
This is effed up in a ridiculous amount of ways. I've been following the situation with her from Day 1. I still fail to understand how DeSantis keeps getting his way each time with squashing her.
 
2021-06-07 6:50:59 PM  
My twitter account is gone and residing in hell forever.
 
2021-06-07 6:53:45 PM  
DeSantis will run for the GOP nomination but lose in the primaries because he's focusing on the wrong thing. Trump's base doesn't care about a whistle blower, but they do like racism.
 
2021-06-07 6:59:18 PM  
OK, I give up, twitter was the most social of the media things I had left, as I don't have facebook, insta, tik tok, or any of that... and now, no twitter too... oh well. Be a shiatty platform, keep shiatty users.
 
2021-06-07 7:03:53 PM  
Wow. Take a victory lap, Governor Mengele!

My brother in Orlando got his first stab. But he doesn't know where to get his second because you closed all the vaccine sites.
 
2021-06-07 7:05:47 PM  

Peki: Okay overzealous whistleblower is a new one.


I get the feeling that were I ever to be in the position of being a whistleblower, it would only happen during some very manic episode (haven't had one in years BTW) and so it would definitely have "overzealous" elements.

I have a fear of being put in that kind of position, and so I can't say I'd have the guts to whistleblow under normal circumstances.

/At least that means I don't have any Karen-like tendencies either *shrug*
//"overzealous-whistleblower" is definitely a new one
 
2021-06-07 7:10:13 PM  
They never said what her "conspiracy theories" were.

Were they truthful statements about the Florida government's incompetence and corruption? Because that sounds like what they really were.
 
2021-06-07 7:24:00 PM  

maumau the flakcatcher: "Secrecy was a policy. Staffers were told not to put anything about the pandemic response into writing, according to four [Florida] DOH employees who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The rule was also reflected in an email in which IT manager Craig Curry notes his interactions with Jones were all verbal because "they are all related to the current pandemic, so I did not put anything in writing."
"Emails and texts reviewed by the Herald show the governor's office worked in coordination with DOH "executive leadership" to micromanage everything about the department's public response to the pandemic, from information requests from the press to specific wording and color choice on the DOH website and data dashboard.
"They slow-walked responses to questions on important data points and public records, initially withholding information and data on deaths and infections at nursing homes, state prisons and schools.... Important information that had previously been made public was redacted from medical examiner accounts of COVID-19 fatalities.
"At one point the state mischaracterized the extent of Florida's testing backlog by over 50% - skewing the information about how many people were getting sick each day - by excluding data from private labs.... Data on Florida's earliest potential cases - which dated back to late December 2019 - were hidden from the public by changing "date range of data that was available on the dashboard."
"Emails show the DOH communications department removed pages of information promoting mask wearing from the website. That was on Sept. 24, around the same time the DOH Twitter account stopped posting anything at all about the disease as the reelection campaign of Donald Trump, a staunch DeSantis ally, sought to downplay the pandemic.
...
"Jones stayed at the Emergency Operations Center all day working on various ways to tweak the calculations. "Roberson obviously wanted a way to justify reopening some counties whether the data justified reopening or not," Jones later wrote in her complaint.
"At one point, Jones claimed Roberson grew frustrated when Jones didn't "change" numbers. She claimed the deputy health secretary then said "I once had a data person who said to me, 'you tell me what you want the numbers to be, and I'll make it happen' " leaving Jones so uncomfortable she messaged her mother and sister that she wanted to quit her job.
""They want me to put misleading data up to support that dumb f***s plan to reopen," she wrote to them that day. "And more people are gonna die because [of] this and that's not what I agreed to.""
- Miami Herald


honest employers should want every farking thing in writing to cover their ass in the future.
as soon as i hang up from a phone call, i type up what was discussed and send it to everyone relevant.
 
2021-06-07 7:25:02 PM  

VOCSL5: Peki: Okay overzealous whistleblower is a new one.

I get the feeling that were I ever to be in the position of being a whistleblower, it would only happen during some very manic episode (haven't had one in years BTW) and so it would definitely have "overzealous" elements.

I have a fear of being put in that kind of position, and so I can't say I'd have the guts to whistleblow under normal circumstances.

/At least that means I don't have any Karen-like tendencies either *shrug*
//"overzealous-whistleblower" is definitely a new one


Just thinking about being a whistleblower makes my stomach do flips. I can't imagine the stress and anxiety. Ugh.

/mental health is no joke
//glad you are doing well
 
2021-06-07 7:35:59 PM  
Didn't DeStupid sign a law that doesn't allow big tech to suspend folks in floriduh?
 
2021-06-07 7:38:39 PM  

suebhoney: Didn't DeStupid sign a law that doesn't allow big tech to suspend folks in floriduh?


No no no, that only applies to Politicians*

*Of the Republican variety that is... Everyone else can pound sand
 
2021-06-07 7:44:11 PM  

KodosZardoz: Wow. Take a victory lap, Governor Mengele!

My brother in Orlando got his first stab. But he doesn't know where to get his second because you closed all the vaccine sites.


Publix.
 
2021-06-07 7:50:19 PM  

veale728: KodosZardoz: Wow. Take a victory lap, Governor Mengele!

My brother in Orlando got his first stab. But he doesn't know where to get his second because you closed all the vaccine sites.

Publix.


Right.  Because Publix wanted all the money the insurers and government are shelling out for these shots.  It's a ton.
 
2021-06-07 7:51:23 PM  
"Maybe sharing that article 50 times was a few times too many," Jones said.

I like the cut of this woman's jab.
 
2021-06-07 7:59:51 PM  

santini: suebhoney: Didn't DeStupid sign a law that doesn't allow big tech to suspend folks in floriduh?

No no no, that only applies to Politicians*

*Of the Republican variety that is... Everyone else can pound sand


She should sue twitter in FL and test the stupid law. DeSantis wil have a kniption.
 
2021-06-07 8:04:29 PM  

enry: Wasn't DeSantis the one that didn't want Big Tech(tm) saying who and who could not be silenced?


As a conservative, I don't mind if she spews her misinformation out through the tubes.

However, if we are going to pretend, we might as well say that whatever is good for the goose is good for the gander, right?

If not, you are just giving one side all the advantage.
 
2021-06-07 8:11:27 PM  
 
2021-06-07 8:11:56 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: I'm pretty sure Twitter is the Typhoid Mary of COVID disinformation.


Facebook coughs in your general direction
 
2021-06-07 8:16:14 PM  
Thank you Governor DeSantis, for being a champion of free speech and protecting us against big tech censorship!
 
2021-06-07 8:22:13 PM  

Bslim: Right off the bat, it doesn't if she's on the right side of that Florida mess, it's Twatter's platform they get to do whatever the f*ck they want.


my brain hurts
 
2021-06-07 8:23:53 PM  

veale728: KodosZardoz: Wow. Take a victory lap, Governor Mengele!

My brother in Orlando got his first stab. But he doesn't know where to get his second because you closed all the vaccine sites.

Publix.


He tried. They pulled out of their local Publix. But thanks.
 
2021-06-07 8:29:07 PM  
Nothing sinister, even she admits she farked up.
 
2021-06-07 8:38:59 PM  

HeadLever: enry: Wasn't DeSantis the one that didn't want Big Tech(tm) saying who and who could not be silenced?

As a conservative, I don't mind if she spews her misinformation out through the tubes.

However, if we are going to pretend, we might as well say that whatever is good for the goose is good for the gander, right?

If not, you are just giving one side all the advantage.


Sorry, did you think I was saying her ban vlwas.wrojg?  Because according to the facts, she tweeted the same thing 50 times.  She broke the rules, she gets a time out.  That's the rule when you're working with a company in the free market - they make the rules.  The hypocrisy here is DeSantis not decrying this because she's his political opponent.
 
2021-06-07 8:46:21 PM  
She isn't a whistle blower.  She's far from it and in reality is an unstable grifter.
 
2021-06-07 8:47:46 PM  

Bertuccio: They never said what her "conspiracy theories" were.

Were they truthful statements about the Florida government's incompetence and corruption? Because that sounds like what they really were.


You should try reading up on her.  She is a kook and a liar.
 
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