Twitter eliminated a video from one in every of President Donald Trump’s tweets on Tuesday after it acquired a copyright criticism from Eddy Grant, the musician whose hit track “Electrical Avenue” seems within the video.
It’s at the least the third time in as many months that Twitter has been pressured to take away media content material from the president’s Twitter account because of violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, or DMCA.
The transfer comes after Grant sued Trump and his marketing campaign on Tuesday, accusing them of “willfully and wrongfully” infringing on his copyrights. Grant’s lawyer additionally issued a stop and desist letter to the marketing campaign two weeks in the past.
The video in query options an animation during which a “Trump/Pence” practice barrels by a vacant city, adopted by Joe Biden on a pump trolley. The audio options remarks Biden made in 2017, referring to children rubbing his leg hair and leaping on his lap, over Grant’s hit track from 1982.
The video, which Trump tweeted on Aug. 12, had been considered almost 14 million instances earlier than Twitter took it down on Tuesday night time.
Twitter has been taking part in whack-a-mole with the president’s tweets in latest months. In July, it eliminated an image from a Trump tweet after it acquired a DMCA criticism from the New York Instances. Trump had used the picture, which was taken by a Instances photographer, to advertise his re-election marketing campaign.
In June, each Twitter and Fb eliminated a manipulated video from Trump’s accounts that confirmed a black toddler working away from a white toddler, and a pretend CNN chyron suggesting the child was racist. In that occasion, it was one of many kids’s mother and father who filed the copyright declare.