Twitter has suspended the social media account of the Chinese virologist who claimed that coronavirus was developed in a Wuhan laboratory. Li-Meng Yan had recently made headlines when she claimed to have proof to show that the deadly virus was made in a Wuhan lab. She has reportedly fled China after becoming a whistleblower in the case.
According to a report in Daily Mail, Yan’s account was taken down on Tuesday after she accused China of intentionally manufacturing and releasing Covid-19. Her account remains down with a message on her page reading, ‘Account suspended. Twitter suspends accounts which violate the Twitter Rules.’
Twitter has not commented on the suspension of Yan’s account.
The microblogging site started putting warning messages on tweets in May that contained disputed coronavirus claims.
As per the report is not clear if there was one specific tweet from Yan that violated Twitter’s policy.
Li claimed she has proof that the virus came from a virology lab in the city and not from the wet-food market.
“The genome sequence is like a human fingerprint,” she said in the video released on YouTube
Accusing the Chinese authorties of dismissing her even before she fled the country, she said, “They deleted all my information and also they told people to spread rumours about me.”
However, The Chinese National Health Commission, World Health Organisation and University Of Hong Kong have disputed her claims, according to The Sun.
( As reported by India Today)