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Twitter Removes Image Tweet by Trump Over Copyright Complaint

Twitter Removes Image Tweet by Trump Over Copyright Complaint

Thursday, 2 July, 2020 - 05:45
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Asharq Al-Awsat

Twitter Inc has taken down an image tweet by the US President Donald Trump on June 30, in response to a report from a copyright holder.


Trump’s tweet showed a picture taken by Damon Winter for the New York Times in 2015. But the president had turned it into a meme with the words: “In reality they’re not after me they’re after you.”


It ends off with: “I’m just in the way” at the bottom.


Twitter now displays the message "This image has been removed in response to a report from the copyright holder," in place of the tweet.


News website Axios reported that the tweet was removed after The New York Times filed the takedown notice.


Twitter has been cracking down on Trump’s tweets that violate its policies.


Last month, the president posted a viral doctored video of two kids. Twitter slapped it with a “manipulated media” tag and the video was eventually removed after a copyright claim from one of the child’s parents.


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