Twitter Bans Jacob Wohl’s Buddy For Coronavirus Lies

Will Sommer reports at The Daily Beast:

Twitter suspended prolific smear merchant Jack Burkman on Thursday afternoon, after the blundering conservative operative sent tweets that threatened to incite a panic about coronavirus-related food shortages.

Burkman, an attention-hungry lawyer who has teamed up with fellow bumbling trickster Jacob Wohl in the past to promote comically false smears against Democrats, wrote a number of tweets this month downplaying the risks of the coronavirus.

On Wednesday, he sent tweets claiming, without any evidence, that Target and Safeway stores around the country were about to close and that the Trump administration was bracing for nationwide food shortages.

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