The short message service Twitter has once again acted against a Twitter post by US President Donald Trump and his team. Twitter responded to a complaint from "Machine Shop", one of the band Linkin Park founded company. The Trump video, in which a cover version of "In the End" was heard, has since been deleted. If you want to watch the original video, you now get the message: "These media have been deactivated due to a message from the copyright holder."
A social media employee at the White House initially posted the video on his Twitter account, the US president is said to have distributed it afterwards. Trump's team uses the short message service more often for campaign videos that heroically stage the president – one of the clips is underlaid with the rap classic "Gangsta's Paradise".
Linkin Park did not and does not endorse Trump, nor authorize his organization to use any of our music. A cease and desist has been issued.
– LINKIN PARK (@linkinpark) July 19, 2020
Chester Bennington was a Trump critic
On Twitter, Linkin Park distanced himself from the clip: "Linkin Park has never supported Trump, nor allowed his organization to use our music." There is an injunction.
The complaint should be in the spirit of the band's singer Chester Bennington, who died in 2017. He had always criticized Trump during his lifetime and saw him as a greater threat to the United States than terrorism. Also the artist involved in the cover version "Jung Youth" distanced himself publicly from Trump. He thanked everyone who contributed to the video being deleted.
I repeat ….. Trump is a greater threat to the USA than terrorism !! We have to take back our voices and stand for what we believe in
– Chester Bennington (@ChesterBe) January 30, 2017
Linkin Park is not the first band to oppose the US President's use of their music. The Rolling Stones recently threatened Trump with legal action, he should continue to play the band’s music illegally at his campaign events.
Trump and his team also have experience with copyright infringements on Twitter. The short message service recently blocked a photo of the US president after the New York Times filed a complaint. In the tweet from June 30th, Trump was featured in a photo, with the words: "In reality, they are not after me, but behind you. I am only in the way." The author of the photo is a photographer appointed by the newspaper. The "New York Times" had the picture already used in 2015.