Twitter suspends Donald Trump Junior's and QAnon's accounts for 'misinformation'

Twitter say the accounts are spreading misinformation with Trump Jr. banned for saying hydroxychloroquine works.

Donald Trump Junior was temporarily suspended for spreading ‘misinformation’ despite following what doctor’s and experts were saying themselves.

The tweet that triggered the temporary suspension contained a video that played down the effectiveness of masks and stay-at-home orders and stated the the virus has a “cure called hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and Zithromax.”

His father, President Trump, had also retweeted Monday night two posts of Dr. Stella Immanuel’s speech making claims that the anti-malaria drug, claiming it has successfully cured people of the virus.

Donald Trump Jr. called Immanuel’s viral Friday speech a ‘must watch’ as he posted a link on his Twitter page, causing his account access to be limited by Twitter.

However,  her claims have been called ‘dubious’ and her video – which makes claims that the coronavirus can be cured – was removed by all social media platforms.

Regarding Trump Jr’s Twitter account, his spokesperson, Andrew Surabian, took to Twitter Tuesday morning, posting a screenshot of Trump Jr.’s temporary restriction, saying: “BREAKING: @Twitter & @jack have suspended @DonaldJTrumpJr for posting a viral video of medical doctors talking about Hydroxychloroquine. Big Tech is the biggest threat to free expression in America today & they’re continuing to engage in open election interference – full stop.”

The Twitter notice to the president’s eldest son reads ‘We’ve temporarily limited some of your account features.

‘We have determined that this account violated the Twitter Rules. Specifically, for: 1. Violating the policy on spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19,’ it continued.

A spokesman for Twitter said: ‘The Tweet is in violation of our COVID-19 misinformation policy. The account will be locked until the account owner removes the Tweet.’

The Twitter shakedown comes as 7,000 QAnon sites were suspended indefinitely from the site.

The site say they are committed to stopping the spread of ‘misinformation’ whilst QAnon say the big sites – including Facebook – are committed to stopping the spread of real information.

 

 

 


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