Gade Skidmore

Twitter temporarily halts Trump Jr. for pandemic misinfo

Associated Press - Least Biased - Lean left bias, Liberal, Progressive - Highly Credible
Source: Associated Press

Twitter has temporarily halted President Donald Trump’s son from tweeting on its site after he shared a video riddled with unsupported claims about the coronavirus Monday.

The video from Amerca’s Frontline Doctors features pro-Trump doctors telling Americans they do not need to wear masks to prevent coronavirus while also pitching hydroxychloroquine as a cure. Neither claim is supported by scientific evidence.

Many Republicans reacted with outrage, filling social media with cries of “Censorship,” after Donald Trump Jr.’s account was put on a timeout for sharing the video, which was viewed millions of times online in a matter of hours, reaching the president himself, before Facebook, Twitter and YouTube banned it.

Versions of the video are still circulating widely on platforms like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, racking up millions of views.

Full Story @ Associated Press

Share this:

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: