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Twitter clips Donald Trump Jr.'s Twitter feed for touting COVID drug hydroxychloroquine

Hydroxychloroquine has show some effectiveness in treating coronavirus patients

Updated: July 28, 2020 - 1:00pm

Twitter has restricted Donald Trump Jr.'s Twitter feed for spreading "misleading and potentially harmful information" regarding the drug hydroxychloroquine, which has been used to treat coronavirus patients.

Trump Jr. on Monday posted a link to a viral video in which a doctor calls the drug a "cure" for the virus.

"We've temporarily limited some of your account features," reads the Twitter post for Trump Jr.'s account.

The social media platform also said the restrictions will be in effect for as long as 12 hours. 

'We have determined that this account violated the Twitter Rules. Specifically, for: 1. Violating the policy on spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19," the post also states.

Hydroxychloroquine has show some effectiveness in treating virus patients. The Food and Drug Administration approved the drug – which has for years been proven effective and safe in treating malaria and other illnesses – under an emergency basis at the start of the pandemic, to treat virus patients.