Newsmax rebukes its own White House correspondent over false vaccine claims

Newsmax rebukes its own White House correspondent over false vaccine claims
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Newsmax is pushing back against the bizarre conspiracy theory its White House correspondent circulated about the COVID-19 vaccine.

On Tuesday, November 2, Newsmax issued statements to address Monday tweets from Emerald Robinson. The network's White House correspondent claimed COVID-19 vaccines "contain a bioluminescent marker called LUCIFERASE so that you can be tracked."

Robinson echoed a satanic conspiracy theory that has been circulating on the Internet for the last couple of months, according to Mediaite. However, there is no truth to it.

Although Robinson's tweets were removed from the social media platform, Eliot Jacobson, Newsmax's executive vice president and chief content officer, released a statement to show the network's support of the vaccine.

"Newsmax is a strong proponent that Covid 19 vaccines are overarchingly safe and effective, while at the same time raising concerns that mandates infringe on personal liberty and privacy," the network wrote. "We have seen no evidence to suggest LUCIFERASE or LUCIFERIN are present in any vaccines or that they are used as any sort of bioluminescent marker."

"Newsmax strongly believes and has reported that the Covid 19 vaccines are safe and effective," the network said. "We do not believe the vaccines contain any toxic materials or tracking markers, and such false claims have never been reported on Newsmax. The many medical experts appearing on Newsmax have supported the use of the vaccine."

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