Having already had problems with the U.S. administration, Twitter suspended Donald Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr.’s Twitter account. The reason for Trump Jr.’s account to be suspended is that it violates the COVID-19 misinformation policy.
Twitter, which is one of the most popular social media platforms of today, is a bit of a ‘lemon’ between the US administration especially recently. The platform had problems with US President Donald Trump for several reasons. It seems that these problems will not end soon.
Twitter temporarily suspended the account of Donald Trump Jr., son of US President Donald Trump. The reason for the company to suspend Donald Trump Jr.’s account is the violation of its policy of spreading false information about the coronavirus outbreak.
Donald Trump Jr.’s account has been suspended for 12 hours
Donald Trump Jr.’s account has been suspended for 12 hours. During this time, Trump Jr. will not be able to Tweet, like or retweet other Tweets thrown. During this time, he will only be able to use the direct message. A Twitter spokesperson who made a statement on the subject stated that this was not a suspension, but a temporary shutdown until that Tweet was deleted.
So, why is the account suspended? As we said above, it is related to the company’s policy to prevent the spread of false information about coronavirus. The video shared by Donald Trump Jr.’s account contained many false information and false claims about COVID-19 and its treatment.
The video that led to the suspension of the account includes a group of people in white coats claiming to be from an organization called ‘America’s Frontline Doctors’. In the video, it is claimed that people do not need to wear masks and that ‘hydroxychloroquine’, which Trump previously stood on, was the treatment.
The Twitter spokesperson said, “Video Tweet violates our COVID-19 misinformation policy. We take action according to our policy.” It was revealed that hydroxychloroquine did not lower the mortality rate, although it was promising at first.