LinkedIn has reinstated the account of mRNA vaccine technology inventor Dr. Robert Malone, who said his page was deleted last week after he made comments about mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and questioned whether they’re appropriate to give to certain groups of people.
In a Twitter post on Monday evening, Malone said he’d received a “very kind and personal note from a senior executive of LinkedIn,” and shared, with permission, an anonymized version of the message.
“Dr. Malone’s account has been fixed as of this morning,” the note from the LinkedIn official read. “I’d like to apologize on behalf of LinkedIn—we’re just not good enough at detangling complicated, subtle scientific claims concurrent with similar (but different) misinformation coming from others.”
Malone said he is “truly grateful for his kind gesture.”
Last week, Malone wrote on Twitter that his business pays for LinkedIn Premium and that he had been “deleted.”
In a subsequent tweet, Malone produced an email (pdf) from a LinkedIn representative, who said that his account violated the firm’s user agreement because he posted “misleading or inaccurate information” about vaccines and COVID-19.
“[LinkedIn] has provided a list of my thoughtcrimes. An amazing document,” Malone wrote at the time.
Meanwhile his wife, Jill Malone, told Just the News that his personal account was removed without warning or explanation from LinkedIn, a subsidiary of Microsoft.
Recently, Malone’s claims to Fox News and other news outlets about giving vaccines to individuals under the age of 18 were flagged by several self-claimed “fact-checking” sites. Malone told EpochTV’s “The Nation Speaks” in late June that heart inflammation reports shift the risk-benefit ratio for children.