Donald Trump Jr Has Been Banned From Twitter for claiming there’s a coronavirus cure
The President of the United States’ eldest son had his account suspended Wednesday after
the social media giant said he had been posting ‘misleading and potentially harmful information’ about Covid-19.
Don Jr, 42, was suspended for sharing a tweet from Houston-based Doctor Stella Immanuel that falsely claimed anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine is a cure for Covid-19.
Immanuel wrote: ‘COVID has a cure. America wake up.’ The Texas doctor –
who claims some illnesses are caused by having sex with demons and witches –
has shared multiple other tweets identifying that cure as hydroxychloroquine.
Don Jr’s account and previous tweets are still visible, but he cannot post any further information for
his 5.3 million followers until he removes the offending tweet, a Twitter spokesman said.
A spokesman said: ‘The Tweet is in violation of our COVID-19 misinformation policy.
The account will be locked until the account owner removes the Tweet.’
Donald Trump Sr also retweeted the same post.
It has since been removed from his timeline from Twitter, although the president can still tweet,
and his account has not been suspended.