Twitter Disables Trump’s Tweet Over Copyright Complaint
Washington DC: Twitter Inc has disabled a campaign-style video that US President Donald Trump re-tweeted following a copyright complaint.
The video, which included music from the group Linkin Park, disappeared from the Trump’s Twitter feed late 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 re-tweeted from White House social media director Dan Scavino, after it received a copyright notice from Machine Shop Entertainment, a management company owned by the rock band Linkin Park, news agency Reuters reported.
“We respond to valid copyright complaints sent to us by a copyright owner or their authorized representatives,” a Twitter representative said in an email statement.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Twitter began challenging Trump’s tweets in May. The social media company has several times disabled or commented on tweets by the US President because of what it said were copyright complaints or violations of a policy against threatening violence.