Jo Stevens – 2020 Comments on Donald Trump jr

Comments made by Jo Stevens, the Shadow Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, on 28 July 2020.

Twitter’s decision to act quickly to block Donald Trump Junior’s account shows that the platform can take action when it wants to.

It is entirely right that Twitter has acted swiftly on this occasion to avoid the spread of dangerous misinformation about coronavirus but this doesn’t take away from the fact that these platforms have been extremely slow and lacking in action in tackling other online harms.