Donald Trump Jr Twitter Comments Have Been Quiet
During the week of October 25th, Donald Trump Jr tweeted a video that made a joke about Halloween. It drew backlash from the internet, and the comments on the video flooded with mocking of the President’s son.
Facebook vs Twitter vs Kamala Harris
During the past week, media intelligence firm Zignal Labs found 150,000 instances of Harris misinformation online. Harris is a fan favorite in the tech industry. She has been a frequent user of social media. She also has received donations from major tech leaders like donald trump jr twitter.
Social media companies have struggled to moderate the spread of conspiracy theories. They have taken different approaches. Facebook has banned accounts that misrepresent identities and have also fact-checked some posts. However, these steps have not stopped the spread of false information.
Twitter has not taken a similar approach. The company is set to meet with vice president-elect Kamala Harris transition officials.
In addition, there have been numerous false claims about Harris’s qualifications for the White House. These claims range from the absurd to the serious. For example, there was an op-ed in Newsweek that posed a baseless question, “Do you believe Kamala Harris deserves to be president?” That was not a true question.
Twitter’s response was to link to a fact-checked post about Harris. This is a smart move. While fact-checking does not remove posts, it does reduce the number of people who see the false information.
Tweet violates Twitter’s misinformation policy on COVID-19
Earlier this week, President donald trump jr twitte ra video of a woman promoting a “cure” for COVID-19, an antimalarial drug. The video is believed to have been taken down from YouTube, and was also posted on other social media sites.
The video, which was posted by a website called Breitbart News, also spread on Facebook, and claimed that hydroxychloroquine can cure COVID-19. However, multiple studies have shown that hydroxychloroquine is ineffective at treating the disease, and studies by the National Institutes of Health have also cast doubt on the drug’s effectiveness.
Twitter has taken action against Trump’s tweets, and has said that he violated the social media platform’s policy against misleading information. The website has also placed a warning label on several posts from Trump that it believes violate the company’s rules.
Donald Trump Jr.’s Twitter account has been temporarily restricted from tweeting for 12 hours, and will not be able to retweet other posts. He will still be able to use the Twitter app to browse and browse through other tweets, and will be able to send direct messages to his followers.
Trump Jr. uses video to make a Halloween-related joke
During Halloween, the Trump family had its hands full. While trick-or-treating is a tradition, the Trump family has not always had the best of luck. The family has faced allegations of anti-Semitism and the campaign has used imagery that might be construed as racist.
Luckily for the Trump family, it appears that the internet has a way of proving that things are not always what they seem. A fake tweet on Twitter made the rounds, but the image was not tweeted by the actual candidate. However, it did the trick, and subsequently spawned a flood of fake tweets on Facebook.
On Halloween Eve, Trump Jr. donned a “Halloween costume” resembling a former “Apprentice” boss, along with a red, white, and blue onesie. The tweet drew a bit of flak, but did the trick, generating over 50,000 replies.
In the spirit of the holiday, the Trump family posed with children in New York City. The photo was accompanied by a quote from J.K. Rowling, which suggested that Chloe Trump was smarter than the average kid.
Comments flood with mocking him
Until Tuesday night, Donald Trump Jr’s Twitter comments had been quite active. On Wednesday, however, his tweets and Instagram posts have been fairly silent. Several key races in which Republicans had hoped to win remained too close to call, and Democrats took a small lead in Arizona and Georgia.
As results came in, Trump Jr’s supporters on social media took to mocking the eldest son of President Donald Trump. Some called him “scum”, while others referenced legal issues that the Trump family faces. One of the more recent posts was a cartoon of the “South Park” scene in which characters are holding hammers. The cartoon also included a reference to Alec Baldwin’s death in a recent shooting.
Thousands of angry users took to social media to call the’miserable’ stunt a ‘disgusting’ attack. Some even suggested that the Hutchins family file a lawsuit.
Meanwhile, CNN’s Anderson Cooper was also criticized for skewering Trump Jr., after the two-hour coronavirus special. Cooper called Don Jr. “Donny” and said the attack was a ploy to target Nancy Pelosi. Some critics slammed Cooper for his comments, saying the picture was “fake news”. Donald Trump Jr. has also flirted with conspiracy theories in the past. He has backed claims by far-right voices that “big tech” is a part of a conspiracy to undermine President Trump. He has also retweeted Roseanne Barr’s anti-Semitic remarks