Donald Trump Jr's Twitter account partially suspended over Covid-19 misinformation
New Delhi : Twitter has partially suspended the official account of Donald Trump Jr, the president’s eldest son, after he shared a viral video on it containing misinformation about the coronavirus.
Andrew Surabian, Trump's spokesperson, informed about it with a tweet, though his account is active and he has been barred temporarily from making new tweets.
Twitter alerted Trump that the company had “temporarily limited” some of his “account features,” according to a screenshot shared by Surabian.
Twitter confirmed that his account has not been permanently suspended, instead it will have limited access for the next 12 hours.
The partial suspension was in response to a tweet Trump sent Monday evening that shared a video of doctors alleging that hydroxychloroquine can cure or prevent COVID-19.
In its notice to Trump, Twitter stated that he violated the platform’s rules by “spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19.”
The FDA, on the other hand, has issued a warning that hydroxychloroquine is not a treatment for COVID-19.
“This is a much [sic] watch!!! So different from the narrative that everyone is running with,” Trump wrote in his tweet.
The tweet has since been removed by Twitter.