Social media giant Twitter invalidated President Trump’s campaign accolade to George Floyd owing to the copyright charge
Trump campaign imputes Twitter and Jack Dorsey of suppressing an ‘uplifting and unifying message’
Twitter has invalidated a video by Donald Trump’s campaign crew that pays homage to George Floyd, stating that this video is subjected to copyright charges.
This video was retweeted by about 7,000 times by people including US President Trump as well as his son Donald Jr.
As a reaction to the video’s withdrawal, the campaign blamed the social media giant and its co-founder, Jack Dorsey, of suppressing an “uplifting and unifying message from President Trump” and requested their followers to make an independent YouTube video go viral.
This roughly four-minute clip was released on Wednesday and displays pictures of peaceful protests whereas President Trump vocalizes the “grave tragedy” prior to moving to alert concerning violence from “radical leftwing groups” amidst sights of looting and turmoil.
The associated Team Trump tweet stated “We are working toward a more just society, but that means building up, not tearing down. Joining hands, not hurling fists. Standing in solidarity, not surrendering to hostility.”
Twitter spokesman informed the Hill website that they had got a complaint from a copyright holder of at least one of the pictures in the video.
Andrew Clark, a spokesperson for the Trump campaign, mentioned that the move was “yet another reminder that Twitter is making up the rules as they go along”. He added: “Twitter has repeatedly failed to explain why their rules seem to only apply to the Trump campaign but not to others. Censoring out the president’s important message of unity around the George Floyd protests is an unfortunate escalation of this double standard.”
Trump has frequently conflicted with Twitter ever since they labeled fact check on two of his tweets in which the President deceited about the security of mail-in voting.
In the previous week Twitter disguised a Trump tweet concerning the Floyd protests – in which he stated: “When the looting starts, the shooting starts” and warned to involve the military – behind a notice that it glorifies violence.
But this is not the very first time when Trump has been blamed for copyright infringement. Back in 2019, the video released by President Donald Trump had been taken down from Twitter after receiving a copyright declaration by the rock band Nickelback.