Posted on June 7, 2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Twitter has suspended author Naomi Wolf for spreading myths about COVID-19, vaccines, and lockdowns.
The social media platform said the ban was permanent and there would be no appeals; according to the Guardian, many everyday users and scholars alike celebrated Wolf’s removal, though of course her supporters disagreed.
Among the inaccurate claims that got her into trouble: that vaccines are “a software platform,” that exposing yourself to a low viral load is commendable, and that waste from vaccinated people should be separated until its effect on unvaccinated people, via drinking water, could be studied in full.
Wolf’s 2009 book The Beauty Myth was a commercial and critical success, but the author has publicly stumbled since then, most notably with her 2019 book Outrages: Sex, Censorship, and the Criminalization of Love, which historians criticized as containing major inaccuracies.
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