President Donald Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. was suspended on Twitter for spreading a conspiracy theory about COVID-19.
"The Tweet is in violation of our COVID-19 misinformation policy," a Twitter spokesperson said. "The account will be locked until the account owner removes the Tweet."
The president recently ranted about his First Amendment right to post false information online.
So disgusting to watch Twitter’s so-called “Trending”, where sooo many trends are about me, and never a good one. T… https://t.co/2jXMbVZaGN— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1595889707.0
Trump fans are irate over Twitter's move, saying that if they muzzle Jr. then any American is next. In fact, it only impacts Americans who post false information about the coronavirus that could endanger the public.
The news that Trump Jr. was suspended made many online feel as though the day was brighter and the world, even if just for a brief moment, was calmer and more pleasant.
See the responses below:
first they came for Don Jr's twitter and I did not speak out— because seriously, fuck that guy— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1595946209.0
Looks like Half-Scoop got his twitter account suspended for sharing a bullshit video touting hydoxychloroquine. Goo… https://t.co/9yeIVjG2e5— Matt Johnson (@Matt Johnson)1595946143.0
Since @DonaldJTrumpJr got his account suspended for sharing toxic disinformation about covid, maybe he'll go fail a… https://t.co/xzjOYgyDh2— Matt Johnson (@Matt Johnson)1595946497.0
Failson the Elder is going to squeal like a cut hog. https://t.co/kt61k00ofp— Rick Wilson (@Rick Wilson)1595947324.0
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 They put Don Jr in Twitter Jail. It must be a dress rehearsal for his actual jail sentence. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/Od1d8zZaaW— Lynn V (@Lynn V)1595946117.0
OF COURSE the doctor that don jr/breitbart/gop shared saying hydroxychloroquine would save lives ALSO believes that… https://t.co/2Cn4UAE19w— Matt Deitsch (@Matt Deitsch)1595946668.0
Twitter: *suspends Don Jr because he posted misinformation* Republicans: OH NO! CENSORSHIP! PROTECT FREE SPEECH!… https://t.co/VlzhoF9zjf— Santiago Mayer (@Santiago Mayer)1595946030.0
What will Don Jr do all day now that he cant retweet his dad? #ByeDonJr— InsertWittyComment (@InsertWittyComment)1595944697.0
@Surabees @Twitter @jack @DonaldJTrumpJr Good for Twitter! Someone must control the false information that comes out of this administration— Sara_lu_Giu (@Sara_lu_Giu)1595942797.0
(this is a joke)
Hey everyone - Don Jr. here. Liberal leaning fake Twitter has suspended my account to censor the real American voic… https://t.co/V6JWvFC3Os— Matt Negrin, HOST OF HARDBALL AT 7PM ON MSNBC (@Matt Negrin, HOST OF HARDBALL AT 7PM ON MSNBC)1595944377.0
Whoa look, someone printed out an image of Don Jr.’s subconscious https://t.co/xtwjMnX0kf— Chase Mitchell (@Chase Mitchell)1595939683.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr https://t.co/cVxzWMTGhK— Tammy Wright (@Tammy Wright)1595947391.0
Let's all mock @DonaldJTrumpJr while he can't reply! https://t.co/GbsoBSyksx— Maysoon (@Maysoon)1595947392.0
@DonaldJTrumpJr ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!— Mitchell "Biden's Won 5 Times" Robinson (@Mitchell "Biden's Won 5 Times" Robinson)1595947391.0
@Surabees @Twitter @jack @DonaldJTrumpJr Oh no! My right to spread misinformation is being threatened again! I can'… https://t.co/haCKXf9vC7— John Dorgan (@John Dorgan)1595947391.0
Donald Trump Jr. has been suspended from Twitter for the next 12 hours. How will he try to get his daddy to love hi… https://t.co/6QechmQsQW— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch.com)1595943820.0
@cnnbrk Donald Trump Jr. - like father, like son It'd be nice if we could kick the whole Trump family off @Twitter… https://t.co/5dBKh8siLF— Cameron L. Mitchell (@Cameron L. Mitchell)1595946833.0
Presidential twitter melt down in 3... 2... https://t.co/aTB8aPEpuE— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project)1595947634.0
This video is straight up bonkers nonsense, but the surest way to convince people it’s something they want to watch… https://t.co/L5AXcrlkTd— Emily Zanotti (@Emily Zanotti)1595947513.0