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Twitter disables Trump’s video over copyright issue


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

05th June, 2020
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Twitter disables Trump's video over copyright issue

US President Donald Trump’s campaign tribute video to George Floyd has been disabled by Twitter. The social media giant has called it a copyright complaint.

Trump has shared a clip which is composed of photos and videos of protest marches and unrest resulted after the death of the black man George Floyd. Trump was speaking in the background.

Twitter claimed that the video was affected by the copyright rules.

A Twitter representative said, “We respond to valid copyright complaints sent to us by a copyright owner or their authorized representatives,”

The video has been uploaded on YouTube and was tweeted by his campaign on 3rd June. It got more than 60, 000 views and 13,000 likes.

A Twitter user suspended for posting tweets similar to Trump’s tweets

A Twitter user posted Donald Trump’s controversial tweets. In just three days, Twitter noticed the content and suspended the user.

A twitter account @SuspendThePress began posted same tweets as those of Trump. Bizarre Lazar, who runs the account, wanted to see how long Twitter to take action against him for violating the laws. The user had copied Trump’s controversial tweet about violence on which the social media app had given a warning label.

Bizarre Lazar said to the international news source, “My intention was to see if the things the president was saying, coming from a civilian, would be flagged,” “Really I wanted to simply see if Twitter would play favorites on speech and their terms.”

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