-Media Matters; 5/14/2020
The site is led by writer and conspiracy theorist Maryam Henein. She’s a fan of Alex Jones and his Infowars network and has tweeted: “I was recently told that being associated with infowars doesn’t bode well on me or @vanishingbees. I disagree. I stand for #FreedomOfSpeech, #medicalfreedom & Truth.” She has pushed a variety of coronavirus conspiracy theories, including ones that falsely claim hospitals are actually empty and that 5G networks have a role in spreading the virus.
-Media Matters; 4/3/2020
“Now more than ever, combating misinformation on the Play Store is a top priority for the team,” a Google spokesperson told WIRED. “When we find apps that violate Play policy by distributing misleading or harmful information, we remove them from the store.”
-Talking Points Memo; 3/12/2020