On Monday, the president again turned to promoting an unlikely solution and portraying the widely accepted scientific consensus as an attack on his reelection campaign.
Twitter said that it ordered the president’s son to delete the misleading tweet and that it would “limit some account functionality for 12 hours.” Trump Jr. can still direct-message followers using his account, but he cannot tweet, retweet or like other tweets during the 12-hour restriction.
Trump Jr.’s deleted tweet now shows a notice that says, “This Tweet is no longer available because it violated the Twitter Rules.”
The tweet, which featured a viral video showing a group of doctors making misleading and false claims about the coronavirus pandemic, was directly tweeted by Trump Jr.’s account. That contrasts with his father, who retweeted multiple tweets from others showing clips of the same video to his 84.2 million followers Monday night.
Twitter partially suspends Donald Trump Jr. for sharing hydroxychloroquine video.
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— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) July 28, 2020
Donald Trump Jr. has been suspended from Twitter > https://t.co/rcHvk0vwU9
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) July 28, 2020