Twitter Punishes Donald Trump Jr. for Spreading Covid-19 Misinformation

The president's son posted a video with bogus health claims.

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In the latest dust-up between Twitter and President Donald Trump’s family, the social media company limited Donald Trump Jr.’s account functionalities for 12 hours and forced him to delete a video that spread misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic.

During the 12-hour period, Trump Jr. could browse Twitter and send direct messages to his followers but could not tweet, retweet or like any posts, or follow any accounts, a Twitter spokesperson said.

Amid a spree of retweets touting the unfounded benefits of hydroxychloroquine, President Trump himself shared the same video Monday night, which was taken down by Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. 

Twitter rolled out a comprehensive Covid-19 misinformation policy in April, which the video and Trump Jr.



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