Twitter temporarily suspended Donald Trump Jr. because of “misleading and potentially harmful” information about the corona pandemic. His father shared the same content, but the tweet has since been removed along with many others. It’s about hydroxychloroquine again.
The conflict between Donald Trump and Twitter is unlikely to end anytime soon. Donald Trump Jr. has been banned for sharing a video that spreads “misleading and potentially harmful information” about the corona pandemic after the service has repeatedly removed or warned US President posts several times. The president retweeted the clip himself, but the post has since been deleted.
As the “Independent” reports, it is again about Trump’s “corona miracle drug” hydroxychloroquine. The tweet incorrectly advertises the malaria drug as a cure for Covid-19. The video shows alleged doctors who claim that masks and shutdowns are not needed to defeat the coronavirus. And studies that said hydroxychloroquine is ineffective against the coronavirus are “fake science”.
Twitter requires Trump Jr. to delete the tweet
Twitter, Facebook and Youtube removed the video; which has already been viewed millions of times. According to the Washington Post ; Twitter requires Trump Jr. to delete the tweet with the link to the clip. In addition; he had limited use of his account for twelve hours. This is also confirmed by a screenshot shared by Trump strategist Andrew Surabian; pointing out that the big tech companies are the biggest challenge to freedom of expression in the United States.
According to the Washington Post, the US President posted a total of 14 tweets in half an hour promoting the use of hydroxychloroquine. Most have been removed by Twitter, but there is still evidence of this in the ” Trump Twitter Archive “. Trump claimed, among other things, that there were 62 studies that demonstrated the effectiveness of the drug. And he accused US chief epidemiologist Fauci of misleading America by rejecting hydroxychloroquine.
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