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Twitter deletes Trump’s own picture after NYT copyright allegations – various

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Another tweet from Donald Trump goes through a lot of copyright laws.

On Wednesday, Trump pulled down a picture posted by himself, including on June 30th Tweet, The New York Times Co. requested a DMCA takedown request to report as a copyright infringement of the president’s post.

Trump’s tweet now reads, “Media not displayed: image removed in response to a copyright holder’s report”.

The black-and-white image shows a picture of a squinting Trump showing his right index finger on camera. Mark Leibovich writes about the former reality TV star’s political ambitions, along with Trump’s October profile in New York Times magazine in a photo by Times Staff photographer Damon Winter.

The New York Times filed the DMCA takedown notice on July 1, according to a notice in the Lumen Database, run by the Berkman Clean Center for the Internet and Society at Harvard University. Axios first reported the removal of Trump’s tweet on Twitter.

Trump’s copyright-infringing tweets have been retweeted more than a million times and received more than 333,000 likes.

As of this writing, the same post of the President with the Times photo is available on Facebook. (The DMCA takedown notice filed on Facebook by the New York Times does not show the lumen database.) The photo includes the text, “Actually they are not after you, they are not after me.

This is the third time in the past month that content tweeted by Trump or his campaign has been removed over allegations of copyright-infringement. Two weeks ago, Twitter (and Facebook) deleted a video of Trump that was faked to get published as if it had been aired on CNN claiming copyright-infringement by the original owner of the video; The doctored video was created by Carp Duncott, creator of the pro-Trump meme, after which Twitter repeatedly banned it for copyright infringement. And in early June, Twitter pulled a Trump 2020 campaign video, which included pictures and video footage of George Floyd, and protests and riots following the assassination of Floyd by Minneapolis police, used after a request from a DMCA official.

Meanwhile, last year Twitter dropped a video of the president who sampled Nickelback’s song “Photograph” following allegations by Warner Music Group and removed a Trump 2020 promotional video using part of the score from the service Warner Bros. ‘Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises”. “

Trump’s post with the New York Times photo was published on Facebook:

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