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According to Rebekah Jones Bio, Wiki and Biography, She is data scientist, geographer, and activist from the USA. She is Facing Arrest following charge with helped create Florida’s COVID-19 dashboard, has turned herself into police, in response to an arrest warrant issued by the state.

Jones has said she lost her job after refusing requests to manipulate data to suggest Florida was ready to ease coronavirus restrictions. Jones says she’s being punished for continuing to speak out about how Gov. Ron DeSantis is handling COVID-19, citing her arrest and a raid on her home last month.

Age

Rebekah Jones is 31 years old as of 2020.

Earlier Life, Career

She graduated cum laude from the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University with dual degrees in earth science and journalism in 2012. She received a dual master’s degree in geography and mass communication at Louisiana State University in 2014.

Jones was also a graduate student in the Department of Geography at Florida State University from 2016 through 2018. She worked on a doctoral dissertation titled Using Native American Sitescapes to Extend the North American Paleotempestological Record Through Coupled Remote Sensing and Climatological Analysis. According to Jones, her doctoral work is in progress.

Jones was a geographic information sciences manager for the Florida Department of Health, where she assisted in creating a geospatial presentation for Hurricane Michael. She also participated in tracking the COVID-19 pandemic in Florida.

In 2020, Jones was recognized by Fortune magazine’s 40 Under 40 in Healthcare for founding Florida COVID Action and her geospatial scientific expertise. On December 26 that year, Jones was named Forbes’ Technology Person of the Year.

Arrest and Charge

On January 16, 2021, an arrest warrant was issued for Jones by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Jones stated she was not allowed to speak to the media about the charges.

Jones has said she lost her job after refusing requests to manipulate data to suggest Florida was ready to ease coronavirus restrictions. Jones says she’s being punished for continuing to speak out about how Gov. Ron DeSantis is handling COVID-19, citing her arrest and a raid on her home last month.

FDLE said in its statement that “evidence retrieved from a search warrant on December 7 shows that Jones illegally accessed the system sending a message to approximately 1,750 people and downloaded confidential FDOH data and saved it to her devices.”

Investigation

According to Jones, Florida investigators “found no evidence” related to the incident that officials said had triggered the raid: a chat message that was sent to a planning group on an emergency alert platform, urging people to speak out publicly about Florida’s coronavirus strategies. On Saturday, she wrote on Twitter, “police did find documents I received/downloaded from sources in the state or something of that nature.”

Jones has had prior criminal charges in Florida. At the police raid, Jones was facing an active misdemeanour charge for allegedly cyberstalking a former student and romantic partner. She had also faced prior charges stemming from an alleged violation of a restraining order, but those charges were dropped.

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