Twitter eliminates Trump’s tweet featuring his own image as NYT files for copyright objection

Twitter has taken down a tweet by US President Donald Trump, in which he used a photo of himself to create a meme. 


This tweet by Trump was dragged down quickly after the Times, involved in a bitter squabble with Trump, and filed for a copyright claim.


On Tuesday, President Trump posted a picture featuring him along with the following words: ”In reality, they’re not after me, they’re after you. I’m just in the way.”


Trump is not foreign to use photos of himself in order to make a statement on social media of choice. But, this time,  the US president seemingly messed up by using a photo shot by Damon Winter, a Times photographer.


It obviously did not take too much time for the paper, which has currently intensified its strikes on the Republican leader, to point Trump’s error and file a copyright complaint, Axios reported on Wednesday.


Upon taking down the post, Twitter affirmed that the newspaper company took appropriate measures on a copyright claim from a rights holder. The Times, on its part, accepted that they urged Twitter to take the corrective action.


The photo originally demonstrated a story on Trump that NYT featured back in 2015.


Despite that, this is not the very first time when Twitter dragged down one of Trump’s posts owing to copyright violations. In the previous month, the social media giant eliminated a video sporting a mock CNN chyron which was shared by the president. The video, which displayed one toddler running after the other one, was pulled down after the children’s parents filed a copyright complaint. 


CNN, together with the Times, have been involved in a very public squabble with President Trump, who has frequently labeled them ‘fake news,’ quoting, in particular, the outlets’ usual allegations of ‘Russian collusion’ at the height of the Russiagate saga, which has since disappeared into thin air.

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