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.
A spokesperson for the company said that the account was not suspended, but that “some” account features would be limited for 12 hours because of the rule violation.
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. Following a two-week regimen of taking the drug, Trump said he was “feeling perfect” and “would take it again” if he was exposed to the virus. White House trade and manufacturing adviser Peter Navarro has also called for the drug to be used.
Trump Jr. spokesperson and republican strategist Andrew Surabian announced the news on Twitter on Tuesday.