This past Tuesday, Donald Trump Jr. had limits placed on his Twitter account.
Earlier this week, Trump Jr. shared a video on Twitter that contained false medical claims. One claim included the subject of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug. Theories have been circulating surrounding the drug and its implications with the coronavirus. In the promoted video, doctors suggested that hydroxychloroquine be taken as a treatment for the virus.
Following it’s posting, Twitter told Trump that he had to remove the tweet. Trump’s account would also be experiencing a 12 hour ban.
Twitter’s responses to the post were based on clearly stated company policies. Such policies include prohibiting sharing a message that “contains misleading or disputed information”.
“The tweet you referenced was in violation of our COVID-19 misinformation policy,” a Twitter spokesman, Ian Plunkett, said. “We are taking action in line with our policy here.”
Humorously, President Trump also tweeted links to the same video this past Monday night. Such tweets, similar to those posted by his son, have since been deleted.
Facebook and YouTube removed versions of the video this past Monday night. Not before, however, the video received over 16 million views on Facebook.
Trump Jr. joined “Tucker Carlson Tonight” this past Tuesday, to respond to the Twitter drama.
Mr. Trump took the opportunity to criticize the lack of justice and over-censorship within the U.S. Trump Jr. emphasized that the conservative party is the only one being targeted by such unreasonable restrictions.
“This never happens to someone saying something that benefits the left. It only hurts conservatives,” shares Trump Jr.
The Trump family has never failed to entertain us with their amusing Twitter presence.