After being mass deplatformed from almost all the major tech platforms, author and public speaker David Icke’s has now been banned by Twitter for “violating Twitter’s rules regarding Covid misinformation.”
Icke had over 380,000 followers when he was booted. His account was locked earlier today after he tweeted:
“Everyone in Liverpool will be tested for ‘covid-19’ as armed forces arrive to launch first whole city testing operation – exactly what I said would happen months ago as military move into front line of fascist state.”
The UK’s defense secretary Ben Wallace has confirmed that 2,000 members of the British Armed Forces will be deployed to Liverpool on Thursday to launch a city-wide mass coronavirus testing scheme on Friday. The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has mentioned this Liverpool testing scheme and it has been widely reported by news outlets.
Yet, Twitter branded Icke’s tweet referencing the story as “misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19.”
Shortly after locking Icke’s account over this tweet, Twitter banned his account permanently.
Icke has been a major target of Big Tech censorship since his April 7 interview which was titled: “DAVID ICKE – THE CORONAVIRUS CONSPIRACY: HOW COVID-19 WILL SEIZE YOUR RIGHTS & DESTROY OUR ECONOMY.”
The interview went viral and racked up 339,000 views in 30 minutes before it was censored by YouTube under the platform’s controversial coronavirus misinformation rules.
Since this initial act of censorship, Icke has been deplatformed by Facebook, YouTube, and PayPal and had some of his content censored by Spotify. The bans have resulted in Icke losing hundreds of thousands of followers.