A doctor who was banned from Twitter for posting about COVID-19 vaccines is willing to serve as the lead plaintiff in a potential class-action lawsuit against the social media company, his lawyer has informed the tech giant.
"Dr. Bostom is ready, willing, and able to serve as a lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit against Twitter for breach of contract if that becomes necessary," Lawrence added.
Just two weeks later, Bostom was banned for asserting that the only randomized controlled trial data on children shows zero hospitalizations prevented by COVID-19 vaccination, while trial data from adults showed the vaccines caused more severe adverse events than the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations it prevented.
New LetterBut the post does not violate the policy, Lawrence told Vijaya Gadde, head of legal, policy, and trust at Twitter.
"His comments can be substantiated by actual pediatric and adult data. This is not 'misinformation' by any means, but rather a restating of actual scientific analysis of the data from clinical trials of Pfizer and Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccines," Lawrence wrote.
Both the vaccines are built on messenger RNA, or mRNA, technology.
Even if the comment did violate Twitter's policy, the company failed to follow its own five-strikes rule, which gives users five violations before a ban, the lawyer said.
Twitter is being urged to restore Bostom's account by 8 p.m. on Aug. 12.
Twitter did not respond to a request for comment.