Twitter has drawn a picture of President Donald Trump for copyright infringement. The tweet, which more than 300,000 people liked at the time of writing, included a photo of Damon Winter, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for the 2015 New York Times piece.
However, the president had turned the photo into a meme by putting a caption on it: "In reality, they're not after me, they're after you." I'm only in the way. "While the original tweet was allowed to stay up, Twitter censored the media with an overlaid error that reads," This image was removed in response to a report from the copyright owner. "
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump), June 30, 2020
According to Axios, Twitter removed the image after the New York Times submitted a decrease announcement. The complaint was reviewed by Harvard University's lumen database, a third-party research group that Twitter relies on to respond to cease and desist orders.
This is the third time Twitter has disabled a president's tweet due to copyright issues. Last month, the social network had shut down a Trump tweeted CNN video. “The outrageous war against President Trump that the Silicon Valley Mafia is waging continues. The whole purpose of the video was to demonstrate how videos can be easily manipulated by the media and others. Labeling the video as “manipulated” thus confirms the entire premise in a strange way. The joke is on Twitter, ”said Tim Murtaugh, communications director of the Trump campaign.
A few weeks earlier, Twitter also removed videos posted by two of the Trump administration's reelection campaign profiles, Team Trump and Trump War Room, for copyright infringement.
We've asked the New York Times, the Trump administration, and Twitter for more information, and we'll update the story as soon as we hear.
In the past week, online platforms have given the Trump administration the hammer. Two days ago, Reddit banned the largest pro-Trump community on its social network in a comprehensive cleansing of hate speech. The same day, Twitch also announced that it would temporarily ban President Donald Trump's program. In addition, Facebook has announced that it will label "hateful" content regardless of how up-to-date it is.