Twitter had taken down Zero Hedge's account due to "platform manipulation" earlier this year and now it has restored it calling the suspension an "error." The suspension came after the account posted a report that claimed that a Chinese scientist had produced the coronavirus in a lab, a theory that had been making rounds on different social media platforms.
Regarding this, Zero Hedge gave a statement on their site which said that Twitter had suspended their account because it violated its rules against abuse and harassment but later said that the account was taken down for reasons other than the ones previously stated. Zero Hedge also added that it used available information in the report it had shared.
In a post in January, the site had posted the scientist's details including his name, photo, email, and even contact number saying that people should "pay him a visit". Twitter has not made it clear why it suspended the account but its policies go against revealing someone's personal information.
Twitter calls the suspension an error, according to a Twitter spokesperson. “Based on additional context from the account holder in appeal, we have reinstated the account. We have a dedicated appeals process for all account holders,” he added.
Zero Hedge's profile was erased of all tweets but some of its old tweets are now visible with its total number of followers being 700,000 as of today.