Social media giant, Twitter, has not relaxed in cracking down on Donald Trump ‘s Twitter Handle as it removed a photo meme earlier this morning tweeted by the US president on June 30, after the New York Times filed a copyright complaint over the use of the photo.
The black and white photo meme showed Donald Trump sitting down while pointing at the camera, but was edited into a meme with bold white text saying: “In reality, they’re not after me they’re after you. I’m just in the way.”
Twitter confirmed removing the meme saying; “This Tweet has been labeled per our synthetic and manipulated media policy to give people more context.” According to them, “it violated copyright policies after the New York Times filed a ‘take-down notice’ on Wednesday under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.”
In May began placing fact-check warnings on two tweets from Trump’s own account that called mail-in ballots ‘fraudulent’ and predicted problems with the November elections.
On May 28, Trump signed an executive order seeking to scrap legal protections for social media firms, which he has accused of political bias.
The order opens Twitter, Facebook and Google up to lawsuits by diluting the legal protection which stops them from being liable for posts on their platforms.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2020