Thanks to Linkin Park, Trump’s retweet has been removed by Twitter.
Linkin Park just shut down Trump’s retweet after the US President tweeted a campaign advertisement featuring their music without their permission. A cease and desist letter from the band’s management team was given to Twitter, which also pushed them toward the removal of the said Tweet.
The campaign-style video showed Tommee Profitt’s cover of the band’s 2002 song “In the End.” The video was initially posted in a tweet from the White House social media manager, Dan Scavino. However, it was removed due to the breach of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in response to a complaint about the original tweet. The Lumen Database tracks these types of complaints.
The removal happened on Saturday, just right after Trump retweeted Scavino’s Friday post. While neither Trump nor Scavino had released no comments on the removal, the band shared a brief comment on Twitter confirming the complaint’s existence.
Twitter also confirmed the removal of President Trump’s campaign video over a copyright complaint.
According to The Verge reports, A Twitter spokesperson released a statement through email to them stating that as per the copyright policy, they respond to valid copyright complaints sent to them by the copyright owner or their authorized representative.
Linkin Park Never Supported Trump
Last 2017, former Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, was a vocal critic against Trump. This was shown six months before his death he tweeted, “I repeat… Trump is a greater threat to the USA than terrorism!! We have to take back our voices and stand for what we believe in.”
This isn’t the first time Trump that allegedly used artists’ tracks without consent.