Twitter Suspends Donald Trump Jr. for Tweeting COVID-19 Misinformation - 2020-07-28

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F0.png Twitter Suspends Donald Trump Jr. for Tweeting COVID-19 Misinformation July 28, 2020, David Gilbert, Vice News

Twitter has temporarily suspended the account belonging to Donald Trump Jr, the son of U.S. President Donald Trump, after he posted content that violated the company's policies on misinformation related to the coronavirus pandemic.

The account will be suspended for 12 hours, during which time Don Jr. will be barred from posting new messages, liking or retweeting other posts. He will still be allowed to use Twitter's Direct Message service to contact his followers. A Twitter spokesperson said this was not a suspension but rather a "temporary lockout until the Tweet is deleted—not a suspension."

The tweet that triggered the suspension linked to a video that contains multiple falsehoods and dubious claims about COVID-19 and its treatments. The post was deleted and replaced with a message simply saying "This tweet is no longer available."

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{{cite news | first = David | last = Gilbert | title = Twitter Suspends Donald Trump Jr. for Tweeting COVID-19 Misinformation | url = https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/4ay73n/twitter-suspends-donald-trump-jr-for-tweeting-covid-19-misinformation | work = Vice News | date = July 28, 2020 | accessdate = July 29, 2020 }}