Like father, like son: Trump Jr stopped by Twitter

Like father, like son: Trump Jr stopped by Twitter
The account of Donald Trump Jr, the 42-year-old eldest of the US President, was hit by a restrictive measure applied by Twitter due to a violation of the rules in force on the social network: one of the shared content was labeled as misinformation about the delicate theme COVID-19.

Twitter on Donald Trump Jr: hydroxychloroquine and misinformation

In detail, the post contained a video in which some doctors talked among other things about hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug the whose efficacy to counteract the effects of coronavirus has not been certified so far. In Italy, AIFA has suspended the authorization for its use outside clinical trials. Jack Dorsey's platform also temporarily stopped the profile, limiting its functionality for half a day. This is the official position on what happened.

This account has not been permanently suspended. Regarding the screenshot, the tweet requested cancellation because in violation of our rules (sharing misinformation on COVID-19) and the account had limited functionality for 12 hours.

This account has not been permanently suspended . For the screenshot, the Tweet requires deletion because it violates our rules (sharing misinformation on COVID-19), and the account will have limited functionality for 12 hours. More in our rules:

- Twitter Comms (@TwitterComms) July 28, 2020

The post refers to a page in the help Center on the application of the rules in force on the social network . The screenshot in question was shared by Andrew Surabian, a supporter of the republican, after having received it directly from Donald Trump Jr. The limitations relate to the inability to publish a new post, do retweet, become followers of other profiles, or assign a link to the content. Affect access to Direct Messages.

here is the content of the deleted video that, according to CNN show some doctors in white coats say:

... this virus has a cure, called hydroxychloroquine, zinc and Zithromax. You don't need masks, there is a cure.

The same movie that was originally published yesterday by Breitbart News Network , a website considered close to the extreme right, the united states, on Facebook. After gaining over 14 million views and hundreds of thousands of shares in just a few hours has been deleted from the platform.

Source: Engadget

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