Lorie Shaull via Wikimedia Commons

A video from President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign paying tribute to a man killed by Minneapolis police was banned from Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

The social media platforms say they banned the tribute to George Floyd because the videos used copyrighted photos and videos without permission. A California law firm representing one of the producers of the copyrighted images contacted Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube demanding the video be removed.

“Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram removed posts by official Trump campaign accounts that included videos narrated by Trump discussing Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. The narration is played over a series of photographs and videos that appear to have been taken during recent protests around the country over Floyd’s killing,” POLITICO reported.

“We received a copyright complaint from the creator under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and have removed the post,” Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone told POLITICO in an email. “Organizations that use original art shared on Instagram are expected to have the right to do so.”

Twitter also took action, blocking tweets of the video. Only YouTube has left the video up, claiming the video uploaded to their platform did not use the copyrighted images.

The Trump campaign accused the companies of “censorship.”

“Twitter and @Jack are censoring this uplifting and unifying message from President Trump after the #GeorgeFloyd tragedy,” @TeamTrump tweeted.

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5 months ago

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Floyd Hardee
5 months ago

And the FCC allows discrimination and open attacks against individuals, and God Fearing Conservatives. News Media Outlets who claim to be fair and honest, are anything but fair or honest. They are closed platforms, and will censor, or delete, their opponents view point while pretending to be open, peaceful, and fair. The FCC was probably stacked by the previous administration, the same as the DOJ, the FBI, and the IRS was. Are there other Liberals planted in our government and News Media Outlets? Yes. It is up to you to demand Congress to put a stop to it! Our Education system has been taken over by anti-God, anti Democratic books and professors. Their goal….overthrow our Democratic Government and make docile slaves out of us. They want to control the media. You only see and hear what they want you to see or hear.

Dan Winright
Dan Winright
5 months ago
Reply to  Floyd Hardee

The media is run by dumbocraps

Gerard Briggs
Gerard Briggs
5 months ago
Reply to  Floyd Hardee

You know what we do. Don’t use those media sites. Will or can you do that? I doubt it because we are soo conditioned in having these sites as a convenience that we have become addicted to them. They can do anything they wand a you and everyone else will be right back using them. I have purged them from my life already I never used twitter or Instagram. FB was hard but after 1 week I found I wasn’t on the PC as much. .

BOYCOTT ALL SOCIAL MEDIA. That’s what companies do to people like Tucker Carlson when he tells the truth. Beat your addiction to these Communist/Socialist sites.

MikefromTexas
MikefromTexas
5 months ago

Change their status and make them just like all TV and paper. That will fix them.