Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram remove Trump’s video over alleged copyright infringement

Jun 10, 2020

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Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram remove Trump’s video over alleged copyright infringement

Jun 10, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Twitter, Instagram and its parent company Facebook recently removed Donald Trump’s video from its platforms. The video contained photos of protests that prompted after George Floyd’s death on 25 May. One of the photos was a subject of a copyright complaint filed by the copyright holder.

Reuters reports that California lawyer Sam Koolaq’s firm submitted copyright complaints to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. The video in question was on all platforms, and Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram remove it, along with the posts containing it.

As for YouTube, its parent company Alphabet Inc. said that the video wasn’t identical to the one shared on Twitter. There was reportedly no photo in it that induced the copyright complaint on other platforms, so the video remains on YouTube.

After it was removed from other sites, Trump complained on Twitter about it. “They are fighting hard for the Radical Left Democrats. A one sided battle. Illegal. Section 230!” his tweet reads. Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey responded: “Not true and not illegal. This was pulled because we got a DMCA complaint from copyright holder.”

It wasn’t clear which of the photos induced the complaint, considering that there are many of them in the video. But this isn’t the first time Donald Trump’s videos have been removed due to copyright infringement. The New York Times reports that it happened at least twice before. Before the latest incident, Twitter removed Trump’s video with soundtrack of The Dark Knight Rises and Nickelback’s Photograph.

[via The Verge, The New York Times; image credits: Gage Skidmore]

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4 responses to “Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram remove Trump’s video over alleged copyright infringement”

  1. Dušan DuPe Pethö Avatar
    Dušan DuPe Pethö

    ?

  2. Jan Metvs Avatar
    Jan Metvs

    What do you think about photographers? About the same as Kenny Wheeler…..

  3. Rod Huff Avatar
    Rod Huff

    They removed it because they’re pathetic liberal betas that want to control what you see.

    1. Flagger Alejandro Avatar
      Flagger Alejandro

      Rod Huff you just described exactly how you were coddled by chaos. That’s exactly what sKKKumps massive fake news Factory did to your mind besides the white supremacy that’s already embedded in your maganazi soul
      https://youtu.be/RaagABI6vN4