Donald Trump Jr. has found himself up the creek without a paddle for 12 hours after Twitter decided one of his posts violated their rules. Trump Jr. had shared a video that mentioned a highly controversial medication, but Twitter decided that it was “misinformation” and issued a 12-hour suspension that requires Trump Jr. to delete the tweet. (Fox News) Other social networks and platforms removed it too.
Andrew Surabian, a Republican strategist, tried to fight back. He mentioned the Twitter suspension and referred to it as an “assault on free speech.”
Twitter Comms wrote back in regards to Trump Jr.’s suspension, saying “This account has not been permanently suspended. Per the screenshot, the Tweet requires deletion because it violates our rules (sharing misinformation on COVID-19), and the account will have limited functionality for 12 hours. More in our rules:”
This account has not been permanently suspended. Per the screenshot, the Tweet requires deletion because it violates our rules (sharing misinformation on COVID-19), and the account will have limited functionality for 12 hours. More in our rules: https://t.co/0wHWVV5QS4 https://t.co/0gq7rlaNw7
— Twitter Comms (@TwitterComms) July 28, 2020
The video shared by Trump Jr. has been deleted from several big tech social media outlets. It contained a group of doctors touting a cure for a virus and it’s faced scrutiny since it’s release yesterday. In just one day it had received millions of views, but had also been deleted numerous times.
Social media users continue to upload the video and it keeps getting removed. I couldn’t care less because no matter what people say about it, if it’s connected to politics, then people are going to argue about it. When it comes to fact checking health and science, I am no genius in that department and neither are most of us. My personal doctor might be. I’ll listen to him and their practice, that’s for sure.
Some doctors say this stuff works. Some don’t. I don’t care one bit because I’m not a doctor and I’m not going to rely on some nonsense I see on the Internet when it comes to this topic. But I will say this, if doctors dispute each other, then what do we do? Should they back up their claim with stone cold evidence? Should they get together and work on cures together? That seems to be the smart and logical thing, but hey, what do I know!
Well, I know one thing, the only people I will trust when it comes to all this medical and health talk is my own personal doctor – I’m not even going to listen to some random people on the Internet. I don’t care if it’s a group of so-called doctors in white coats – does not matter to me. If it’s not my doctor, who I’ve trusted my entire life saying it, then I don’t care who it is.
If I want help changing my oil, then I’ll ask people on the Internet or Google it.
If I want medical or health advice, I’m calling my doctor. That’s it. No one else.
I expect Trump Jr. will be back on Twitter today and giving a rant about it. Stay tuned on his account if you want.
Trust your own doctors. Ignore the rest and stop arguing about this nonsense.
It’s literally tiring to read all these Internet keyboard warrior experts. Face it folks, we’re not experts, we have no idea, and we’re just arguing about it because we hate each other.