Newsmax White House correspondent Emerald Robinson was permanently suspended from Twitter Tuesday for violating the platform's COVID-19 misinformation policy.
Twitter originally suspended the reporter’s account last week after she posted, "Dear Christians: the vaccines contain a bioluminescent marker called LUCIFERASE so that you can be tracked. Read the last book of the New Testament to see how this ends." The tech giant also removed the post from the platform.
Newsmax also took Robinson off the air and said that the network was "…currently reviewing the posts and during that period Ms. Robinson will not be on the air but continue with duties for the network."
The network also said in a statement that "Newsmax strongly believes and has reported that the Covid 19 vaccines are safe and effective. We do not believe the vaccines contain any toxic materials or tracking markers, and such false claims have never been reported on Newsmax. The many medical experts appearing on Newsmax have supported the use of the vaccine."
Some vaccine research has used the luciferase enzyme which has bioluminescent features.
After being suspended for a week, prior to the permanent suspension, Robinson returned to Twitter Tuesday morning and posted "I’m back… on Twitter at least," and then urged her followers to "Join me at Substack today before I’m banned again," and shared a link to a post discussing luciferase and vaccines.
A Twitter spokesperson said that Robinson’s account, which had almost 450,000 followers at the time of deactivation just hours after she was reinstated, was "…permanently suspended for repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy."