Donald Trump Jr. has been temporarily locked out from Twitter after posting a controversial video.
The video, about COVID-19, violated the company’s policies on misinformation related to the coronavirus pandemic.
The account of the president’s son will be suspended for 12 hours, barring him from posting any new tweets, liking, and/or retweeting anything.
He will, however, still be able to reach out to followers via direct message if he pleases to.
A Twitter spokesperson claimed, according to Vice, that it is not a suspension but ‘a temporary lockout until the Tweet is deleted’.
But just what did he post? Well it was a video that contained multiple lies and dubious claims about COVID-19 and its treatments.
BREAKING: @Twitter & @jack have suspended @DonaldJTrumpJr for posting a viral video of medical doctors talking about Hydroxychloroquine.— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) July 28, 2020
Big Tech is the biggest threat to free expression in America today & they're continuing to engage in open election interference – full stop. pic.twitter.com/7dJbauq43O
President Trump himself shared the video numerous times, however his account was not suspended as he deleted the tweets.
Trump Jr. captioned the tweet, labeling it as a ‘must watch’, adding that it is ‘so different from the narrative everyone is running’.
#BREAKING: Donald Trump Jr. has been temporarily suspended by Twitter for sharing misinformation about COVID-19.— Travis Akers (@travisakers) July 28, 2020
Tweets with the video are in violation of our COVID-19 misinformation policy. We are taking action in line with our policy.
Twitter is absolutely taking action.