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Linkin Park gets Twitter to remove a video that Trump has retweeted



Linkin Park gets Twitter to remove a video that Trump has retweeted

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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

7;s Account. Later, Machine Shop Entertainment, a management company of the band Linkin Park, filed a notice regarding the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to remove the content.

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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.

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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