Twitter has wielded the big axe against Donald Trump Jr.
This followed Donald Trump Jr’s retweet of a video on coronavirus cure which is considered a bogus and harmful information.
The social media have restricted him from posting any tweets, claiming he shared ‘potentially harmful information’.
To clarify, Trump Jr posted a link Monday evening to a viral video of Nigeria-trained doctor, Stella Immanuel, claiming hydroxychloroquine is a ‘cure’ for coronavirus.
‘We’ve temporarily limited some of your account features,’ the Twitter notice to the president’s eldest son, however, reads.
‘We have determined that this account violated the Twitter Rules. Specifically, for: 1. Violating the policy about spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19,’ it continued.
Andrew Surabian, a spokesman for Don Jr., posted an image of the notice in Twitter Tuesday morning, lamenting: ‘Big Tech is the biggest threat to free expression in America today & they’re continuing to engage in open election interference – full stop.’
Meanwhile, Donald Trump Jr’s account remains in a restricted state for sometime because of the alleged harmful information.
However, he can still send direct messages on the platform and browse Twitter.
Recall that Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg had denied having any type of deal with US President Donald Trump.
To clarify, the social media company refused to toe Twitter’s line by fact checking and censoring the president’s social media posts.
Zuckerberg’s comments come in response to mounting concern over his relationship with the president. This friendship has remained cordial despite worries about the president’s use of social media.
In 2019, Donald Trump hosted Mark Zuckerberg for a secret dinner at the White House.
The dinner came just a week after Zuckerberg made a speech confirming that Facebook would not fact-check political ads.
Facebook’s refusal to remove Trump’s response to protests in Minneapolis against racist police violence where he said “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” has cost the company.
There has been employee walkouts and advertiser boycotts because of the company’s stance.