Twitter disables Trump campaign tribute to Floyd for copyright foul

WION Web Team NEW DELHI Jun 05, 2020, 01.01 PM(IST)

US President Donald Trump holds a Bible while visiting St. John's Church Photograph:( AFP )

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The 3.40-minute-long video was tweeted on June 3. Twitter said the video on the US President's campaign account was affected by its copyright policy.

American microblogging and social networking service Twitter has disabled a video by Donald Trump’s campaign team that pays tribute to George Floyd, saying it is the subject of a copyright complaint.

The video was retweeted nearly 7,000 times by people including the US president and his son Donald Jr.

The 3.40-minute-long video was tweeted on June 3. Twitter said the video on the US President's campaign account was affected by its copyright policy. "We respond to valid copyright complaints sent to us by a copyright owner or their authorized representatives," Reuters quoted a Twitter representative as saying.

Washington Post reports that the video in which, the US President said "we hear their pleas” of protesters in the notorious killing of the Minneapolis black man, received more than a million views before being pulled down by Twitter. 

In March, Twitter deleted a tweet posted by US President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Republican activist Charlie Kirk for violating its rules over novel coronavirus misinformation. Twitter also recently flagged a tweet from Trump over George Floyd that violated Twitter policies about glorifying violence.

(With inputs from Reuters)