1 such place where exemptions are not permitted would seem to be copyright. Twitter has once before removed a movie Trump tweeted from his official accounts that contained pornographic music in the group R.E.M., which took issue with their song”Everybody Hurts” being used likewise in a video posted straight to the social networking platform. The video is no more available, but Trump’s tweet remains live.
Twitter didn’t respond to a request for comment.
The movie was made to remind viewers that Trump was an underdog in 2016, but it for some reason characteristics clips of comedians Rosie O’Donnell and Amy Schumer, in addition to the chief of North Korea, along with clips of Trump at different rallies and public meetings at the White House and elsewhere. Even more odd is that the entire issue is set to Hans Zimmer’s”Why Do We Fall? Warner Bros. didn’t respond to a request for comment.
“Elected world leaders play a critical role in that dialogue because of their outsized impact on the society,” the firm said in a blog post published in January 2018. “Blocking a world pioneer out of Twitter or removing their controversial Tweets, would hide important information people ought to be able to see and debate. It would also not silence that leader, but it would certainly hamper necessary discussion around their words and activities.”
The movie, a bizarre bit of promotional stuff some speculate is designed to whip up hype for Trump’s 2020 reelection bid, features an altered quote, widely misattributed to Mahatma Ghandi, starting with,”First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you” The group behind the Trump movie — it’s unclear right now who produced the two-minute clip — changed the next line from”then they fight you” to”they then call you ”
The removal is notable since it seems to be just the second time Twitter has taken action from Trump despite numerous violations of its policies about harassment, threats of violence, along with other material rules, on the platform. Trump has flouted Twitter rules with almost no repercussions, with Twitter claiming that the president tweets are inherently newsworthy and protected under exemptions that were ambiguous.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 16, 2019
Twitter late Tuesday evening removed a movie tweeted by President Donald Trump’s official accounts because it contained songs from Warner Bros.. As stated by both The Hill BuzzFeed News, the producers of this brief clip did not get the license to use the song, leading to Warner Bros. submitting a copyright claim. Twitter then removed the movie hours later for violating its policies around copyrighted material.