Twitter forced Donald Trump Jr. to delete tweet spreading COVID-19 misinformation

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Twitter has forced Donald Trump Jr. — the outspoken son of President Trump — to remove a tweet from his timeline linking to a recent viral video spreading misinformation about COVID-19 that had been posted by right-wing news outlet Breitbart, as first reported by Vice.

The tweet shared a video from a group called America’s Frontline Doctors that has been popular in conspiracy circles across social media. Yesterday, the video racked up 20 million views on Facebook before being removed as misinformation.

“This is a must watch!!!” read Trump Jr.’s now-deleted tweet. “So different from the narrative that everyone is running with.” The tweet included a link to another (now also deleted) tweet that featured the video, which touted…

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