Twitter removes Trump campaign tribute to George Floyd claiming copyright complaint

published 04.06.2020 22:25

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Twitter’s latest move to sanction the Trump campaign’s content comes amid heightened tensions between the social media giant and the president.

"From the dubious removal of the hilarious Nickelback video to capricious fact checks and manipulated media labels to questionable claims of copyright, Twitter has repeatedly failed to explain why their rules seem to only apply to the Trump campaign but not to others.

The Trump campaign says it reached out to Twitter to ask who had complained about the video and how it had run afoul of the website’s copyright policy.

Twitter on Thursday removed a video tribute to George Floyd posted by President Trump Donald John TrumpFormer employees critique EPA under Trump in new report Fired State Department watchdog says Pompeo aide attempted to 'bully' him over investigations Virginia senator calls for Barr to resign over order to clear protests MORE’s reelection campaign, claiming it had run afoul of the website’s policy on copyrighted material.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Mark Elliot ZuckerbergHillicon Valley: Conspiracy theories run rampant online amid Floyd protests | First lawsuit filed against Trump social media order | Snapchat to no longer promote Trump's account Dozens of ex-Facebook employees criticize Zuckerberg over stance on Trump posts First lawsuit filed against Trump's social media order MORE has said his website will not get into the business of fact checking or removing most political content, infuriating Democrats.