Twitter Pulls Trump Campaign Video of President Showing Empathy For Peaceful Protesters https://t.co/5DEIoPHsud They are fighting hard for the Radical Left Democrats. A one sided battle. Illegal. Section 230!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 6, 2020
Jack Dorsey, the SEO of Twitter, followed up with this:
Not true and not illegal.
This was pulled because we got a DMCA complaint from copyright holder. https://t.co/RAsaYng71a
— jack (@jack) June 6, 2020
Courtesy of HuffPo:
President Donald Trump got the highest-level fact-check on a tweet Friday — by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey himself.
A Trump campaign video was yanked Thursday following a complaint about copyright infringement, which was clearly explained when the video was removed. The takedown request came from the owner of one of the images included in the video, though Twitter did not reveal who made the request.
The video was also removed from Facebook and Instagram Friday after Facebook received the same request, Variety reported.
Trump complained Friday about the move to pull the video, which he said revealed his “empathy for peaceful protesters” after the police killing of George Floyd. He accused Twitter of “fighting hard for the Radical Left Democrats. A one sided battle,” Trump added. “Illegal. Section 230!”
Dorsey shot back almost immediately: “Not true. And not illegal. This was pulled because we got a DMCA [Digital Millennium Copyright Act] complaint from copyright holder.”
In fact, it’s copyright infringements that are illegal. Trump’s reference to Section 230 is a law he wants changed to provide social media companies fewer protections regarding speech.
I am not always Jack Dorsey’s biggest fan, but good for him for taking the heat to protect his employees.
Donald Trump is a bully and he only responds to people powerful enough to shut him down.
And let’s face it, he needs Twitter WAY more than Twitter needs Donald Trump.