Twitter Disables Donald Trump’s Tweet Over Copyright Complaint

Twitter has disabled a campaign-style video that President Donald Trump retweeted on Saturday citing a copyright complaint.

The video, which included music from the Linkin Park group, disappeared from the President’s Twitter feed late Saturday with the message: “This medium has been deactivated due to a report by the copyright owner.

Twitter removed the video Trump retweeted from the White House social media director, Dan Scavino, after receiving a notice of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act from Machine Shop Entertainment.

This is evident from a notice published in the Lumen database that collects requests to remove online materials.

According to the LinkedIn page, Machine Shop is a management company of the rock band Linkin Park.

“We are responding to valid copyright complaints sent to us by a copyright owner or his authorized representative,” said a Twitter representative in an email statement.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The social media company has deactivated or commented on the president’s tweets several times due to alleged copyright complaints or violations of a directive against the threat of violence.

Twitter started challenging Trump’s tweets in May and has repeatedly clashed with him since then.

Twitter removed an image that the president tweeted on June 30 that contained an image of Trump following a complaint from the New York Times, the photographer who took the picture.

The company also put a tweet from the president behind a warning sign in late May, saying that it had violated the “glorifying violence” rules when it advocated that the Minneapolis authorities crack down on protests against the death of George Floyd should react.


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