Twitter Locks Trump Jr Account For Posting Press Conference By Pro-Hydroxychloroquine Doctors

Twitter locked the account of Donald Trump Jr. for approximately 12 hours, after the president's son posted a viral video of doctors touting Hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19.

The press conference, which received over 14 million views before it was blacklisted and scrubbed by Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, featured members of America's Frontline Doctors - a recently formed advocacy group which claims that "American life has fallen casualty to a massive disinformation campaign" against Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) - a decades-old malaria drug used by India and several other countries as part of their front-line treatment of the novel coronavirus, yet which has shown mixed efficacy in studies.

The blacklisting began on Facebook following a complaint by New York Times columnist Kevin Roose.

After which a Facebook spokesman said that it was removed for "sharing false information about cures and treatments for COVID-19."

Reactions to Silicon Valley's decision to scrub the press conference, as well as Trump Jr.'s temporary suspension, have drawn the ire of supporters and free speech advocates alike.

For those who dare view the dangerous wrongthink at the heart of the controversy and draw their own conclusions, click here.