Trump’s video has been disabled by twitter while Instagram and Facebook have removed the posts for the violation of copyrights as it was seen to severely criticize the radical left-wing group for protesting in the United States. The 4-minute long the video was posted from the accounts @teamTrump and @TrumpWarRoom was a tribute to George Floyd who died in Minneapolis after his knee was pressed into his
neck by a police officer.
According to a statement made on Friday“As per our copyright violation policy, we respond to valid copyright complaints sent to us by a copyright owner and authorized representatives” said a spokesperson of Twitter.
The CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey and the platform itself was accused by Trump campaign for “censoring” an “uplifting and unifying message”
“We received a copyright complaint under the Digital millennium copyright act and have removed the post.” a statement made by a Facebook spokesperson.
To this, trump campaign responded via tweet, “this media has been disabled in response to a report by a copyright owner”. As the matter rose further, twitter introduces a fact check showing some of the tweets of Trump.
The fact check tweeted by Jack Dorsey says as follows
“There is someone ultimately accountable for the actions of our company, and that’s me. We will continue to point out incorrect or disputed information on elections globally. And we will admit to and own any mistakes we make”.
The president of America later signed an order threatening to gash the protections for social media companies. After the threatening of the microblogging platforms, twitter’s CEO defended the fact-checking against him.
Mark Zuckerberg said on Saturday that the company is building products in the workstream for “advance racial justice”