Twitter restricts Donald Trump Jr.’s account over misleading video

Editor’s Note: We love the term misinformation when it comes directly from major media sources.


Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have taken down a viral video showing people wearing lab coats and identifying themselves as “America’s Frontline Doctors” making spurious claims about COVID-19.

“You don’t need a mask. There is a cure,” one woman says in the video, which was first posted by right-wing media outlet Breitbart News. She argues that treatment with hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and Zithromax cures coronavirus infections, calling studies finding the treatments were ineffective “fake science.”

Twitter temporarily restricted Donald Trump Jr.’s account on Tuesday as punishment for posting the video, saying it violated the company’s policy against misleading posts.

President Trump also shared versions of the video, even though its claims contradicted statements by Trump administration public health experts.

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