Twitter Punishes Donald Trump Jr. for Spreading Covid Lies

published 28.07.2020 17:45

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During the 12-hour period, Trump Jr. could browse Twitter and send direct messages to his followers but could not tweet, retweet or like any posts, or follow any accounts, a Twitter spokesperson said.

Amid a spree of retweets touting the unfounded benefits of hydroxychloroquine, President Trump himself shared the same video Monday night, which was taken down by Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Twitter rolled out a comprehensive Covid-19 misinformation policy in April, which the video and Trump Jr. each violated.

After The Daily Beast article Tuesday, the term “Demon Sperm” was trending alongside Immanuel’s name on Twitter.

Twitter refuted against claims that Trump Jr. had been permanently suspended from the platform, but a spokesperson pointed Adweek to the site’s rules, which state that “repeat violations of the Twitter Rules may lead to permanent suspension.”

by Scott Nover from adweek.com

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