Zero Hedge, a financial market website has been banned from Twitter following the posting of a report which linked a Chinese scientist to the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak in China.
Late last week Zero Hedge said, it has received a notification from Twitter accusing it of violating its “rules against abuse and harassment.”
The outbreak of the coronavirus in China’s central city of Wuhan, which reportedly has a level 4 bio lab facility, has been linked to the removal of Qiu Xianggu, a Chinese researcher in Canada’s National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg, where she and her husband were escorted out of the premises following “possible policy breaches”.
Initially, Zero Hedge thought the suspension was triggered by an article it published on Friday about the makeup of the coronavirus. But it later learned that Twitter had received a complaint from online news website BuzzFeed over a separate article.
Zero Hedge’s article titled, “Is This The Man Behind The Global Coronavirus Pandemic?” had alleged that China had modified the the coronavirus “as a bioweapon.”
So far, the coronavirus has killed more than 300 people in China. More than 2 dozen countries have confirmed cases of the virus.