Social media giant Twitter suspended the account of Donald Trump Jr. after he shared a video of doctors talking about the controversial anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine.
A message from the company said that some features of Trump Jr.’s account were “temporarily limited” after he violated the company’s rules — specifically, a policy on “spreading misleading and potentially harmful misinformation” related to the coronavirus.
The drug became a flashpoint in the administration’s coronavirus response after President Trump began touting it as a possible cure. Trump said he took the drug after his personal valet caught the virus. White House trade and manufacturing adviser Peter Navarro has also called for the drug to be used.
Republican strategist Andrew Surabian announced the news on Twitter on Tuesday.
BREAKING: @Twitter & @jack have suspended @DonaldJTrumpJr for posting a viral video of medical doctors talking about Hydroxychloroquine.— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) July 28, 2020
Big Tech is the biggest threat to free expression in America today & they're continuing to engage in open election interference – full stop. pic.twitter.com/7dJbauq43O