Donald Trump Junior was penalized this Tuesday by the social site Twitter and was also ordered to delete the tweet which misinformed people about the medicine Hydroxychloroquine.
A group of doctors was shown in the tweet, which was a video, making false and misinformed claims about the COVID 19 pandemic. Twitter has not only omitted the videos posted of Trump Jr. but also several tweets of President Trump which they found not according to the set Twitter rules.
Donald Trump Junior was penalized this Tuesday by the social site and was also ordered to delete the tweet which misinformed people about the medicine Hydroxychloroquine.
He can message his followers from his account but the features of tweeting, retweeting or liking tweets from other people have been restricted for the next twelve hours, carefully mentioning the potential hazards of the medicine’s use.
Even though Twitter has termed the tweet as a violation of the standard rules set by the site, Trump Jr. spokesman Andy Surabian pointed the restrictive measure as a “further proof that Big Tech is intent on killing free expression online and is another instance of them committing election interference to stifle Republican voices.”
This is, however, not the first time misinformation has been spread about the medicine. In March, Rudolph W. Giuliani’s account was also locked allegedly in order to control the wrong information from being spread.