Twitter Inc has disabled a campaign-style video that President Donald Trump retweeted, citing a copyright complaint.
video, which included music from the group Linkin Park, disappeared
from the president's Twitter feed late on Saturday with the
notification: "This media has been disabled in response to a report by
the copyright owner".
Twitter removed the video, which Trump had
retweeted from White House social media director Dan Scavino, after it
received a Digital Millennium Copyright Act notice from Machine Shop
Entertainment, according to a notice posted on the Lumen Database which
collects requests for removal of online materials.
Machine Shop is a management company owned by the rock band Linkin Park, according to its LinkedIn page.
respond to valid copyright complaints sent to us by a copyright owner
or their authorised representatives," a Twitter representative said in
an email statement.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
began challenging Trump's tweets in May and has repeatedly clashed with
him since. The social media company has several times disabled or
commented on tweets by the president because of what it said were
copyright complaints or violations of a policy against threatening
Twitter removed an image the president tweeted on June
30, which included a picture of Trump, because of a complaint from the
New York Times, whose photographer had shot the image.
company also put a tweet from the president behind a warning label in
late May, saying that he had violated its rules against "glorifying
violence" when he advocated that Minneapolis authorities be tough in
responding to protests over the death of George Floyd.