Twitter removes photo from Trump tweet for copyright infringement following New York Times complaint
Twitter removes meme tweeted by Trump after the New York Times filed a copyright complaint about the use of the President’s 2015 photo
- Trump tweeted a meme on Tuesday with a photo from the New York Times
- The image was removed on Wednesday for violation of Twitter’s copyright policy
- The tweet included a 2015 photo of the President, taken by the New York Times
- The newspaper has requested removal
Twitter has deleted a photo tweeted by Donald Trump for copyright infringement after the New York Times filed a complaint about the use of their image.
Trump posted a photo of himself on Tuesday taken by NYT photographer Damon Winter for a film about the then-presidential candidate in 2015.
The black and white photo showed a grinning Trump pointing at the camera, but turned into a bold white text meme that said, ‘In reality they’re not after me, they’re after you. I’m just getting in the way. ‘
On Wednesday, the photo disappeared from the President’s account, and instead the tweet showed a “media not shown” message.
Twitter confirmed that the meme had been removed for copyright violation, Axios reported.
Trump tweeted a meme on Tuesday with a black and white photo of himself, taken by NYT photographer Damon Winter in 2015. On Wednesday, the photo was missing from the president’s account and the tweet instead showed a “media not showing” message
The complaint revealed that the New York Times made a “removal request” on Wednesday under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
“Under our copyright policy, we respond to valid copyright complaints that have been sent to us by a copyright owner or their authorized representatives,” the company said.
The complaint filed in the Lumen database showed that the New York Times made a “removal request” on Wednesday under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
The move is the second time in two weeks that Twitter has cracked Trump’s account after previously flagging a president-tweeted video as “ manipulated media. ”
The clip, posted June 18, was edited to look like a CNN package and featured a black boy running in the opposite direction to the white boy wearing a fake CNN belt that read, “Breaking news. Terrified toddler runs from racist baby. Racist baby likely to be a Trump voter. ‘
The recording cuts away to a black screen that says ‘what really happened’. It then shows the two boys running towards each other on the street to cuddle.
CNN angered the president’s tweet, saying the president “tweeted fake videos exploiting innocent children.”
A Twitter spokesperson then said to CNN, “This Tweet is labeled according to our synthetic and manipulated media policy to give people more context.”
President Trump shared a fake video on Thursday with a CNN chyron that reads, “Terrified toddler runs away from racist baby.” Trump’s tweet prompted Twitter to add a disclaimer warning users that it was “ manipulated media. ” The disclaimer links to a web page with the Twitter policy, as it relates to selectively edited clips
Twitter posted a blue exclamation mark warning under two of Trump’s tweets about the potential for mail-in-vote fraud, a move that infuriated the President and led the government to attempt to tackle large tech companies
It also comes after Twitter started posting fact-check alerts on two tweets from Trump’s own account that called mail-in ballots “fraudulent” and predicted problems with the November election.
Under the tweets, there is now a link that says ‘Get the facts about mail-in ballots’ that takes users to a Twitter moments page with fact checks and news stories about Trump’s unsubstantiated claims.
It also relegated and posted a stronger warning to a third Trump tweet about Minneapolis protests that read in part that “when the looting begins, the shooting begins.”
Twitter said the tweet had violated platform rules by glorifying violence.
Trump has long responded to perceived liberal bias among social media companies.
On May 28, Trump signed an executive order to remove the legal protections of social media companies, accusing him of political bias.
The warrant could open up Twitter, Facebook and Google to lawsuits by weakening the legal protections that prevent them from being liable for posts on their platforms, as well as moderating content.
Trump has long responded to the perceived liberal bias in social media companies and even signed an executive order in May to remove legal protections on social networks