Twitter basically just told Donald Trump Jr to sit in a corner for twelve hours and think of the bad thing he just did after the president’s spawn tweeted out misinformation on the COVID-19 pandemic. The behemoth social site, Trump’s favorite platform, cited “misleading and potentially harmful information” about the coronavirus as the reason for limiting Junior’s tweeting abilities.
The tweet included a video published by Breitbart News, and it touts the drug hydroxychloroquine as a cure for COVID-19. It featured people that claim to be doctors, who falsely argued that “you don’t need masks” and that studies showing that the drug may not be effective are “fake science.”
So now, Junior will not be able to tweet for the next twelve hours or use other features such as following other users or liking their tweets.
Twitter users celebrated the news.
Twitter holds the Trumps more accountable for lying than Republicans.
— BadNewsB (@TheBadNewsB) July 28, 2020
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— Cathi (@Cathiquilts) July 28, 2020
He can go to Parler and fuck himself there.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) July 28, 2020
His father did exactly the same thing so why wasn’t HE suspended?
— CJ Davis (@nofolady) July 28, 2020
Failson the Elder is going to squeal like a cut hog.https://t.co/kt61k00ofp
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) July 28, 2020
Donald trump Jr’s Twitter account is temporarily suspended for spreading misinformation on COVID-19.
Great, now do his daddy.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) July 28, 2020
TrBREAKING: Donald Trump Jr’s Twitter account has been suspended for 12 hours. And the world is a better place for now.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) July 28, 2020
I dont know who is a bigger crackpot donald trump jr. or that alleged doctor. I wouldn’t go to this doctor to have a splinter removed total quack.
— Loosie Seller (@itzRobC) July 28, 2020
first they came for Don Jr’s twitter and I did not speak out— because seriously, fuck that guy
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) July 28, 2020
— Matt Johnson (@HotPockets4All) July 28, 2020
Trumpers are crying on Twitter right now, claiming that Twitter is censoring conservatives. Well, since the government does not own Twitter, the First Amendment does not apply. Junior is propagating dangerous disinformation amid a pandemic that has already taken over one hundred and fifty thousand American lives. There are no do-overs after taking dangerous advice during a deadly pandemic.
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