It’s just being reported that Twitter has disabled Trump’s campaign account, @TeamTrump, until they delete a tweet that our Twitter overlords don’t like:
BREAKING: Twitter says it will require Pres. Trump’s campaign account to remove a post containing coronavirus misinformation, banning the account from tweeting until it does so. https://t.co/ff3ms8sfVs
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) August 6, 2020
Twitter temporarily restricted the Trump campaign's ability to tweet after its account shared a video containing false claims about the coronavirus https://t.co/iRKdsJy7HC
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) August 6, 2020
Here’s more from CNN:
Twitter said on Wednesday it had restricted President Donald Trump’s campaign from tweeting after its account shared a video containing false claims about the coronavirus.
The tweet, a video of Trump’s interview with Fox News in which he said children are “almost immune” to the virus, “is in violation of the Twitter Rules on Covid-19 misinformation,” a Twitter spokesperson said in a statement. “The account owner will be required to remove the Tweet before they can Tweet again.”
The account appeared to have the ability to tweet following Twitter’s statement, suggesting the campaign had complied with the order and removed the video.
As they report, the clip from was from Trump’s interview on Fox and Friends. Facebook also removed the same post from Trump’s Facebook account.
The Hill notes what Trump said in the interview that’s causing so much censorship:
During his telephone interview on Fox News, Trump said, “If you look at children, children are almost — I would almost say definitely — but almost immune from this disease. So few — they’ve gotten stronger.”
“Hard to believe. I don’t know how you feel about it, but they have much stronger immune systems than we do, somehow, for this. And they don’t have a problem. They just don’t have a problem,” he added.
At one point, Trump also said he wouldn’t say “totally immune” because he felt the media would cover his remarks critically, before again adding without evidence, “But the fact is, they are virtually immune from this problem, and we have to open our schools.”
When Trump was asked about tonight about his statement, he clarified that he meant the disease doesn’t affect children the way it does everyone else:
Trump dismisses the reality that children can get seriously sick and die from Covid pic.twitter.com/wsox4KE1rS
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 5, 2020
“When I say that I’m talking about from getting very sick. If you look at children they are able to throw it off very easily.”
Clearly ‘immune’ wasn’t exactly what he meant, and he did clarify what he meant. That’s what is supposed to happen. Not this totalitarian censorship by Big Tech, who has essentially become the thought police of our time.