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Leftist Phony ‘Data Scientist’ Whistleblower Has Home Raided, Criminal Plays Victim
Leftist Phony ‘Data Scientist’ Whistleblower Has Home Raided, Criminal Plays Victim

Leftist Phony ‘Data Scientist’ Whistleblower Has Home Raided, Criminal Plays Victim

Rebekah Jones, a geospatial scientist formerly with the state Department of Health, reportedly told several media outlets she was asked to remove data showing that COVID-19 patients first reported symptoms earlier than state officials originally announced. She claimed that when she refused to “manually change data to drum up support for the plan to reopen,” she was given the choice to resign or be fired.

Gov. Ron DeSantis said on 12/8 he did not know Jones, but he insisted her termination was over her “insubordination” — not over any refusal to alter state data.

During a press conference with Vice President Mike Pence, DeSantis went further, disputing nearly every claim Jones made in recent interviews.

“One, she is not a data scientist. She is somebody that’s got a degree in journalism, communication and geography. She is not involved in collating any data, she does not have the expertise to do that, she is not an epidemiologist, she is not the chief architect of our web portal. That is another false statement,” the governor said. “She was putting data on the portal, which the scientists didn’t believe was valid data. So, she didn’t listen to people who were her superiors, she had many people above her in the chain of command. And so then she was dismissed because of that.”

Then, DeSantis said Jones is under “active criminal charges” in Florida, which includes cyber-stalking and cyber-sexual harassment.

“I have a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment,” the governor said, adding that he was asking the Department of Health to explain how she had remained employed despite the charges.

Records in the Leon County Clerk of Court website show Rebekah Jones was involved in cases matching what the governor said. In October 2017 and in June 2019, a temporary injunction for stalking was filed against her in Leon County. Those cases are closed.

A police report obtained by WEAR-TV showed a man told police officers Jones posted a website that included naked pictures of him and shared it with his employer and relatives.1

In July 2019, a stalking case was filed by the state of Florida against Jones. The case remains open.

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