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Twitter has taken action against another Donald Trump tweet. This time it wasn’t about misinformation about mail-in ballots or possible incitement to violence, but about using a copyrighted song in the campaign video posted by Deputy White House chief of communications Dan Scavino.
Trump retweeted his tweet from Scavino̵
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Twitter removed this video with a hint on Saturday “This media has been disabled due to a report from the copyright owner.” In a tweet, Linkin Park said that the band neither endorsed Trump nor authorized his organization to use their music.
Linkin Park neither endorsed Trump nor authorized his organization to use our music. An injunctive relief was issued.
– LINKIN PARK (@linkinpark) July 19, 2020
Last month, Twitter removed a tweet from Trump that contained a photo of itself after the New York Times filed a DCMA complaint.
Trump is no stranger to videos that are removed after announcements from music labels. Last year Twitter removed two of its tweets that used Nickleback’s song photo and music from the film The dark knight rises.
A number of other musicians have spoken out against using their music in Trump campaigns and rallies, including Brian May of Queen, Rihanna, Pharrell Williams, Adele and Elton John. Heck, there is a Wikipedia page on the subject.
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