Twitter today blocked Donald Trump Jr. from tweeting for 12 hours after he posted quack conspiracy theories about the Covid crisis. Trump Jr. posted a video encouraging people to take hydroxyquinone, a potentially dangerous drug the FDA says does nothing to improve Covid outcomes, and accusing virus chief Dr. Anthony Fauci of suppressing proof it works.
Trump Jr. was not suspended from Twitter, as some on the right are falsely claiming.
Donald Trump Jr will still be able to browse Twitter and send direct messages in the interim.
Twitter told the BBC: “We are taking action in line with our policy.”
The main US social media sites have all taken measures to crack down on misinformation about the coronavirus.
Fisticuffs broke out on an American Airlines jet earlier this week after a passenger refused to wear a face mask and refused to get off the plane. A video clip of the brawl on the Vegas-to-Charlotte flight was posted online by passenger Jack Ross. CNN reports on the aftermath, and interviewed Jack. American Airlines released […]
Administrator welcomes students to Yale University and tells them to “emotionally prepare” for death there
Yale University’s doors are opening to incoming students despite the pandemic, and one administrator, Head of College and psychology professor Laurie Santos, plainly told them the disease may kill them there this semester and that life will look more like hospital than college. In a July 1 email to Silliman College residents when Yale first […]
The wireless internet on Eurostar trains was briefly turned off for passengers unless they were in premium seating, reports the BBC. Challenged by passengers, the company claims this was because of Coronavirus, but turned it back on again. Mark Jackson, founder of the internet service provider site ISPreview, said … the wi-fi is provided by […]
With most summer travel cancelled this year, outdoor excursions like camping trips are on the short list of approved getaway alternatives. Since sleeping on the hard, cold ground is never a blast, air mattresses have become increasingly popular among outdoor types and adventurers. What still isn’t popular is having to blow up those mattresses repeatedly […]
Project managers have a lot of responsibility on their plate when they’re hip-deep in a major project. They have to ride herd over the project, but they also need to constantly gather data, analyze the results, modify their processes, and report back on all of it to the various project stakeholders. This difficult position has […]
As of May 2018, it’s federal law that all new cars and trucks in the U.S. must be equipped with rearview monitoring technology. However, that still leaves millions and millions of vehicles produced before two years ago without rear-mounted sensors capable of telling you when you’re about to back into a BMW while parking, for […]