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Twitter disables Trump tweet over copyright complaint

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) disabled a campaign-style video that President Donald Trump retweeted on Saturday, citing a copyright complaint.

The video, which included music from the group Linkin Park, disappeared from the president'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 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 (NYSE:LNKD) page.

"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 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 violence.

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.

The 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.

Twitter disables Trump tweet over copyright complaint
 

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Eric Miner
Eric Miner Jul 19, 2020 9:53PM ET
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Every core US value is quickly eroding due to our clearly dysfunctional political system/dumpster fire.
Bret Lafrance
Bret Lafrance Jul 19, 2020 6:44PM ET
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Sycophants and bots don’t have original thoughts or ideas, hence their confusion over how copyright laws work, and apparently the rule of law of law in general.
GJ DJT
GJDJT Jul 19, 2020 7:24AM ET
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if copyright is so important then follow your own rules. STOP bashing China. Such a double standard.
Space Lord
Space Lord Jul 19, 2020 7:24AM ET
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Ban China! Over.
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Me comment Jul 19, 2020 7:24AM ET
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What does bashing China have to do with copyrights? Maybe learn what copyrights are before posting.
Gilbert Schwob
Gilbert Schwob Jul 19, 2020 7:24AM ET
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maga king  Racism is not the cause but helps to state nonsense. To be a king you should be a bit more educated and knowledgeable.
Kelly Mayer
Kelly Mayer Jul 19, 2020 2:59AM ET
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Just wondering what will happen to Tweeter if by any chance, The Donald gets re-elected. I'm sure you can just go on about arbitrarily censoring/sanctioning the president of the United States at will and the institution he represents in the constitution, without any sort of repercussions whatsoever.
Donald Zellman
Donald Zellman Jul 19, 2020 2:59AM ET
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I agree. I doubt they did that to Obama. Such a double standard!
Sam Park
Sam Park Jul 19, 2020 2:59AM ET
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Obama didn't tweet nearly as much as Trump nor did he tweeted so many controversial tweets
Willi Siemens
Willi Siemens Jul 19, 2020 2:59AM ET
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Twitter won't be around in 2022 or it will be owned by Facebook. Zucks might be an Alien but at least he knows what's good for hin
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The supreme court said Trump, as president, is not above the law. Copyright infringement is against the law
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Obama never violated the copyright laws. He also didn't use twitter as his main communication method, ha actually talked about the issues with others including the media. He wasn't perfect but he didn't divide the nation as Trumpy has done.
Plopseven Schwartz
Plopseven Schwartz Jul 19, 2020 2:02AM ET
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Just delete his account and get it over with.
Ray Lee
Ray Lee Jul 19, 2020 2:02AM ET
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Appeals court decided Trump's Twitter account can't block people because he discusses official business so that decision might actually end up protecting his account while he's POTUS as well.
rob finch
rob finch Jul 19, 2020 12:52AM ET
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I'm pretty sure that Trump didn't make any violent comments about protesters at all. Shooting doesn't even rhyme with protesting.
Jacob Steinschlag
Jacob Steinschlag Jul 19, 2020 12:52AM ET
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He said 'when the looting starts the shooting starts' which is a popular fachist quote. And shooting rhymes with looting.
Kaveh Sun
Kaveh Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:42AM ET
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This include this app. The amount of # bans here is frustrated.
Kaveh Sun
Kaveh Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:40AM ET
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These sites r frustrating. Cant post anything.
Patron Silver
Patron Silver Jul 18, 2020 11:50PM ET
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where are the m.a.g.a_h0les? f.f.f.f u
 
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