Donald Trump junior has been temporarily banned from tweeting after posting “misleading and potentially harmful information” about Covid-19.
The social media platform said in a statement: “The Tweet is in violation of our COVID-19 misinformation policy.
“The account will be locked until the account owner removes the Tweet.”
It showed a video falsely promoted the drug hydroxychloroquine as a cure for the virus, which currently has an ironclad grip on the United States, with more than 2,600 new infections being confirmed every hour.
The video also showed people, who claimed to be doctors, saying “you don’t need masks” and purporting studies which have concluded the drug is not effective are “fake science”.
The US President and Twitter have been locked in a battle over the legitimacy of his tweets for a number of months, with Twitter adding a fact check to one of his posts.