Sharing Restriction

Twitter restricts sharing and liking a COVID-19 vaccine injury report: Izzy, who claims to be a Breaking911 writer, tweeted a video clip from a press conference held by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) which allowed families who experienced COVID-19 vaccine adverse reactions and injuries to share their testimony. The clip captured Stephanie de Garay describing the COVID-19 vaccine injuries her 12-year-old daughter Maddie experienced during the Pfizer clinical trials. In the clip, de Garay recounts that after receiving the second dose of the vaccine, her daughter felt excruciating pain in her chest, abdomen, fingers and toes. De Garay listed some of Maddie's ongoing and life transforming injuries including "memory loss... seizures... verbal and motor ticks... loss of feeling from the waist down... [and] drastic changes in her vision" to name just a few. Twitter slapped a warning label on the video, claiming "This Tweet is misleading. Find out why health officials consider COVID-19 vaccines safe for most people," with a link to a Twitter summary and roundup page titled "Scientists and public health experts say that vaccines are safe for most people." The platform also prevented users from commenting on, liking or retweeting the video, and allowed quote tweets only after being presented with a pop-up box with the same warning information when a user clicks on the retweet icon.