This article was published on July 20, 2020

Linkin Park gets Twitter to take down a video Trump retweeted

Linkin Park gets Twitter to take down a video Trump retweeted

Twitter has taken action on another Donald Trump tweet. This time, it wasn’t for misinformation about mail-in ballots or potentially inciting violence, but for using a copyrighted song in the campaign video posted by White House deputy chief of staff for communications Dan Scavino. 

Trump retweeted his tweet from Scavino’s account. Later, Machine Shop Entertainment, a management company owned by the band Linkin Park, filed a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) notice to take down the content. 

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Twitter removed this video on Saturday with a notice saying that “This media has been disabled in response to a report by the copyright owner.” In a tweet, Linkin Park said that the band doesn’t endorse Trump or authorize his organization to use any of their music. 

Last month, Twitter took down a tweet from Trump that contained photo of himself after the New York Times filed a DCMA complaint.

Trump is no alien to videos being taken down after notices from music labels. Last year, Twitter took down two of his tweets that used Nickleback’s song Photograph and music from the movie The Dark Knight Rises.

A bunch of other musicians have opposed the use of their music in Trump campaigns and rallies including Brian May of Queen, Rihanna, Pharrell Williams, Adele, and Elton John. Heck, there’s a Wikipedia page on the topic.

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