Twitter Locked Donald Trump Jr.’s Account For Spread of COVID-19 Misinformation

Published on July 28, 2020
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Donald Trump Jr.’s Twitter account is currently locked. Twitter said he violated its policy regarding ‘spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19,’ but made sure to explain that his account was not suspended.

Andrew Surabian, a Republican, shared a screenshot showing a message that Trump Jr. had received from Twitter. The message stated that until the tweet was removed, Trump Jr. won’t be able to tweet, retweet, follow anyone, or like anything on Twitter. He can, however, still use Direct Messages. Twitter said that the action will apply to his account for either 12 hours, or until he removed the tweet, whichever comes first.

Trump Jr had the option of appealing the action to his account, but it seems as though the offending tweet has been removed. The post linked to a video that included known false claims and misinformation regarding coronavirus and the resulting COVID-19 disease. It also discussed less-than-scientific ways to treat the virus.

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