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A former Florida COVID-19 data manager Rebekah Jones surrendered to authorities on Sunday on charges of hacking the state’s digital emergency call system.
This whistle-blower deserves all of our support. She provided actual covid stats that DeSantis wanted suppressed.
Arrest warrant issued for ex-Florida data scientist Rebekah Jones https://t.co/dYhG1xtAG6
— Veterans Against Treason🌊 🌊 🌊 (@TreasonAgainst) January 17, 2021
Rebekah Jones manages geographic information systems
Rebekah Jones, who manages geographic information systems under the Department of Health, is also accused of downloading and storing classified information, according to Sun Sentinel of south Florida. Jones was released on bail of $ 2,500 and has no right to access government computer systems or data that she allegedly illegally downloaded.
State officials said they fired Jones for insubordination in May. However, Jones claimed she was fired for not handling COVID-19 numbers and criticized Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ handling of the pandemic.
Jones’ house was searched in early December when authorities investigated allegations that she had sent a message to health department officials through the state emergency alert system. NPR reported that the message was sent to 1,750 people.
“It’s time to speak up before another 17,000 are dead. You know this is wrong. You don’t have to be part of it. Be a hero. Tell yourself before it’s too late, ”the Nov. 7 message read, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
WPLG reported that the origin of the message was traced back to a computer at Jones’ in Tallahassee.
Jones will be charged with violating users of computers, computer systems, computer networks and electronic devices in what constitutes a criminal offense.
The Sun Sentinel reported that Jones identified herself as a whistleblower in a lawsuit against the state over her dismissal. The process of invoking freedom of expression and breaches of due process is currently ongoing.