(Reuters) – Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and Instagram disabled U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign tribute video to George Floyd on their platforms on Friday, citing copyright complaints.
The clip, which shows photos and videos of protest marches and instances of violence in the aftermath of Floyd’s death, has Trump speaking in the background.
Floyd’s death last week after a fatal encounter with a police officer has led to nationwide protests. In widely circulated video footage, a white officer was seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck as the African American gasped for air and repeatedly groaned, “I can’t breathe,” before passing out.
“We respond to valid copyright complaints sent to us by a copyright owner or their authorized representatives,” a Twitter representative said.
Facebook, which owns photo and video-sharing network Instagram, said it removed the post after receiving the creator’s copyright complaint under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
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