Some of the account’s functionality, including the ability to tweet, will be limited for 12 hours, the spokesperson said.
President Donald Trump also retweeted multiple versions of the video on Twitter, but he did not upload a version of the video to the site. His son did, which is why Twitter only took action against Trump Jr.’s account, a company spokesperson said.
Twitter has asked the President’s son to delete the tweet with the video. The company has already removed it from public view.
Surabian said in a statement to CNN that Twitter’s move was “further proof that Big Tech is intent on killing free expression online.”