Trump Supporters Panic After Truth Social Bans Anti-Vaccine Doctor

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Damir Mujezinovic

Former President Donald Trump launched the platform Truth Social in response to being banned from virtually all mainstream social network sites.

Truth Social has grown considerably in recent months, attracting Trump supporters, conspiracy theorists, QAnon fans, and conservative-leaning Americans in general.

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, a prominent anti-vaccine conspiracy theorist, also migrated to Truth Social after being kicked off major social networks.

Tenpenny was recently banned from Truth Social as well, causing panic among Trump supporters.

Truth Social Bans Dr. Tenpenny

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Tenpenny's Truth social account went dark last week, triggering Trump supporters.

"Is this true? It needs to be called out! I am not able to get on TS, but have a lot of $ invested. This bears an explanation!" one angry Trump fan wrote, as reported by SFGATE.

"I didn't know it was possible to get booted off of Truth Social unless it was something clearly illegal, pornographic or threatening violence," another one noted.

"Seems like CEO Devin Nunes is destroying Truth Social by doing this kind of thing," a third person wrote.


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Tenpenny's Account Reinstated

While banned from Truth Social, Tenpenny posted on other right-wing social networks.

"The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies," she wrote on one of them.

But her Truth Social account was soon reinstated.

"My #TruthSocial account was reinstated today through no action of my own! They claim it was done by a technical error of some type!" Tenpenny explained to her fans.

Still, the ban caused considerable panic among Trump supporters, according to SFGATE, many of whom expressed concern over their safe space imposing censorship.

Who Is Sherri Tenpenny?

Anti-vaxxer Sherri Tenpenny
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Tenpenny, who is an osteopathic medical doctor, is considered one of the most influential anti-vaxxers online.

In fact, the Center for Countering Digital Hate named Tenpenny as one of the 12 most popular anti-vaccine voices on the internet, noting that she has been spreading false and misleading information about vaccines for years.

Tenpenny's national profile rose last year after she absurdly told an Ohio House committee that vaccines turn human beings into magnets.

"They can put a key on their forehead, it sticks. They can put spoons and forks all over them, and they can stick," she said.

Trump Is Pro-Vaccine

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Trump, for his part, has made it abundantly clear that he is pro-vaccine.

As Time reported, the former president often touts Operation Wrap Speed as one of his administration's greatest accomplishments.

He recently said that vaccines have "saved tens of millions throughout the world" and urged politicians to encourage their constituents to get vaccinated.

This has put the former president at odds with millions of his own supporters.