Twitter disables Donald Trump campaign tribute to George Floyd after copyright complaint

Twitter has disabled United States President Donald Trump’s campaign tribute to George Floyd after a copyright complaint it had received.

United States President Donald Trump. (Photo: AP)

Twitter Inc has disabled United States President Donald Trump’s campaign’s tribute video to George Floyd saying there has been a copyright complaint.

The tribute video, three minutes and forty-five seconds long, was posted on June 3 on Twitter.

Just a week ago, hours after the US president signed an executive order aimed at stripping social media giants like Twitter and Facebook of legal immunity for the content posted by third-party users, Twitter flagged a fresh tweet from Donald Trump for violating its rules against “glorifying violence”.

The move came after Donald Trump tweeted that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” in reference to the ongoing unrest in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed African-American man who pleaded for air as a white police officer kneeled on his neck.

Twitter had earlier added fact-check links to two of Trump’s tweets, enraging Trump.

“These thugs are dishonouring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!” Trump tweeted.

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