Twitter limits Trump Jr.’s account
Twitter temporarily limited Donald Trump Jr.’s account after the president’s son shared a video that broke the platform’s coronavirus misinformation policies, a spokesperson confirmed to The Hill on Tuesday.
Some functionality — like being able to tweet or retweet — will be limited for 12 hours. Trump Jr. is not suspended from the platform, although his spokesperson claimed otherwise in a statement.
“Twitter suspending Don Jr. for sharing a viral video of medical professionals discussing their views on Hydroxychloroquine is 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,” Andy Surabian said.
Surabian also said in a tweet that Twitter is playing “BS word games” and the limits still amount to a suspension.
The video in question has been taken down for violating Twitter rules. The video spread like wildfire on social media platforms Monday, racking up millions of views before being taken down.