Trump tweeted back to Twitter to delist his campaign team video,Twitter is “on the bar” with Trump again! On June 3, the US President Trump’s campaign team released the latest promotional video. This public service advertisement mourns Freud, the African-American victim of violent law enforcement, and also strongly calls for social solidarity. It is embarrassing that this rare “positive energy” advertisement was removed by Twitter the day after it was released, because the related material involved copyright issues. In response, Trump just tweeted a “return”. He described Twitter’s move as “a struggle for radical left-wing Democrats.” He also said it was completely “one-sided” and “illegal.”
According to the US “Capitol Hill” reported on the 5th, the Trump campaign team released a public service advertisement entitled “To be cured, not to hate” on multiple online platforms on the 3rd. The video duration is about 4 minutes. The video uses a speech released by Trump a few days ago as a narration, criticizing the so-called “extreme left forces” in the recent chaos in society and warning about violence and anarchism. Finally, the advertisement released the message of “supporting the police”, emphasizing that the vast majority of law enforcement officers in the United States are “diligent civil servants.”
On the Twitter platform, the video was originally posted by the Trump campaign team account “@TeamTrump” and was reposted nearly 7,000 times in a short time, including Trump himself and his son Donald Jr. But I did not expect that the video was removed by Twitter only the next day. Twitter said that the company received a complaint from a copyright owner who complained that at least one image in the video was suspected of infringement, but Twitter did not Make it clear where it is. “Capitol Hill News” said that after verification by a third-party legal platform, the relevant video content did violate the current US copyright law, and the complainant’s actions are legitimate rights protection.
On June 5 local time, Trump tweeted “return”. He retweeted a report on “Twitter removed the campaign video that Trump showed empathy with peaceful protesters” and wrote: “They are fighting for radical left-wing Democrats. And this is completely one-sided The fight. Illegal!” At the end of the tweet, Trump also mentioned Section 230 of the U.S. “Communications Proper Conduct Act” (CDA).
According to this article, no Internet service provider should be regarded as a publisher of information provided by other content providers. Through the application of Article 230 of the Act, the United States has basically exempted network service providers from tort liability caused by their users’ online statements.
Earlier, the Trump campaign team responded fiercely to the incident, and accused Twitter founder Jack Dorsey of intentionally setting limits on the information released by the president. Clark, a spokesman for the team, said that Twitter had made a series of “questionable” and “capricious” operations, but these measures have only “targeted Trump’s campaign.” He also said that the platform removes important information that Trump has issued about the protests, indicating that the company “upgrades the dual-standard operation.” The team also called on the president’s supporters to watch on other online platforms-as of now, the ad is still available on Facebook, Youtube and Instagram.
In fact, this is not the first time Trump has been “deleted” on Twitter because of copyright issues. In 2019, Trump was complained by the US Warner Bros. Entertainment Company and the Canadian “Centennial Band” for improper use of film and television soundtracks and pop music, and Twitter also made a post deletion. As the general election approaches, the two parties in the United States are increasingly competing for the position of online public opinion, and the friction between Trump and Twitter is also escalating. At the end of May, after the two tweets were “marked,” Trump signed an executive order directly, demanding that social media platforms be legally responsible for the “review of speech” measures.