Don Jr’s Twitter account has been restricted from tweeting for “violating the Twitter rules.”
Some Twitter users refer to this form of temporary lockout as “Twitter jail.”
Here is the screenshot of the notification Don Jr. received.
Per the Charlotte Observer, Donald Trump Jr., President Trump’s son, is facing a temporary “lockout” on Twitter after he retweeted misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic.
The account will be frozen for 12 hours and Trump Jr. won’t be able to post new messages, retweet other posts, or like posts. He can still use Twitter’s direct messages to contact other people who follow him.
A Twitter representative told Vice that his account wasn’t suspended — and that it was rather a “temporary lockout until the Tweet is deleted—not a suspension.”
Trump and Trump Jr. retweeted a Breitbart video with claims that hydroxychloroquine cures COVID-19, Business Insider reported. The video has been taken down from YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook after after getting more than 14 million views on Facebook.
“Tweets with the video are in violation of our COVID-19 misinformation policy,” a Twitter representative told Business Insider. “We are taking action in line with our policy.”