Yes, you heard it right. Twitter suspends Donald Trump’s son account as he posted a misleading video about coronavirus drugs. The micro-blogging site Twitter has banned the son of US President Donald Trump for 12 hours.
Twitter has suspended Donald Trump Jr.’s Twitter account for 12 hours after posting a misleading video about the alleged coronavirus drug.
He posted a video on Twitter stating that a drug called hydroxychloroquine used to fight malaria would prevent the coronavirus. President Trump has claimed that the drug is useful in preventing the coronavirus, but medical studies have confirmed that Trump’s claim is not true.
The video posted by Trump Jr. violated Twitter’s Covid-19 misinformation rule and was suspended.
He has suspended from his Twitter account for 12 hours. But he can send direct messages from Twitter and see other people’s tweets.
In an interview with the BBC, Twitter said the move was in line with Trump’s policy.
Earlier, Twitter had also hinted at a fact-check on US President Donald Trump’s tweet. They said it contained material that spreads racial hatred. Due to which the relationship between Twitter and Trump had deteriorated.
Lately, Twitter has been taking strict measures to prevent rumors and misinformation about the coronavirus from spreading.
What Trump Jr. spokesman says about the suspension?
A spokesman for Trump Jr. slammed Twitter’s move, saying it was “unacceptable.” Trump’s spokesman Andy Surabian said, “The suspension of Donald Jr. for sharing a viral video of doctors and health experts discussing hydroxychloroquine has proved that Twitter is intent on killing freedom of speech online, another example of Twitter’s actions in suppressing the voice of Republicans and interfering in the upcoming election.”
So, Twitter suspends Donald Trump’s son account for posting the misleading videos. We should be careful about our posts on social media. Always try to post such videos that provide a positive message to society.