Twitter Temporarily Bans ‘Team Trump’ Until they Delete ‘COVID Misinformation’

Well, Jack Dorsey’s Twitter has really done it this time. The Washington Post reports that President Trump’s ‘Team Trump’ account was banned from posting on Twitter until it removes a post they deem to be misinformation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ian Miles Cheong tweeted that Twitter is ‘banning him from tweeting until he does so” which gives the implication that the @realdonaldtrump account was blocked, but after reading the article from The Washington Post he tweeted out, it appears to be the ‘Team Trump’ account, not Trump’s personal Twitter.

The Washington Post reported in part:

Breaking: Twitter said it will require President Trump’s campaign account to remove a post containing coronavirus misinformation, banning the account from tweeting until it does so.

Team Trump’s tweet of a video clip from a Fox News interview — in which President Trump said that children are “almost immune” from covid-19 — violates the site’s rules against misinformation, the company said. Twitter hid the post and said the account will not be able to tweet again until he deletes it, although it can appeal the decision.

Twitter spokeswoman Liz Kelley said the tweet “is in violation of the Twitter Rules on COVID-19 misinformation. The account owner will be required to remove the Tweet before they can Tweet again.”

Facebook on Wednesday said it removed President Trump’s post of a video clip from a Fox News interview in which he said that children are “almost immune” from covid-19, marking the company’s increasingly tough stance on political speech amid heightened pressure.

The most recent post we see on ‘Team Trump’s’ Twitter is a little over 15 minutes old as if this posting, and 35 minutes on the @realdonaldtrump account.