Twitter suspends Donald Trump Jr. for posting COVID misinformation

Donald Trump Jr. speaks at CPAC.

Enlarge / Donald Trump Jr. speaks at CPAC in February 2020. (credit: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Twitter has suspended presidential son Donald Trump Jr. for 12 hours after the younger Trump tweeted a video featuring misinformation about COVID-19 treatment. Also in Twitter’s penalty box: Breitbart News, the publication that originally published the controversial video.

Twitter also removed posts featuring the video that were retweeted by President Trump himself, though it didn’t suspend the president’s account.

The video from Breitbart News showed a press conference outside the US Capitol where several doctors promoted views contradicted by science, including that hydroxychloroquine could cure COVID-19 and that it wasn’t necessary for people to wear masks.

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