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Twitter censors Trump at the behest of The New York Times

Twitter has once again taken down a tweet by President Donald Trump, but this time it was at the request of The New York Times, who reported the post for copyright violation.
Collin Jones The Post Millennial

Twitter has once again taken down a tweet by President Donald Trump, but this time it was at the request of The New York Times, who reported the post for copyright violation.

The meme Trump posted showed him pointing a finger with a serious look on his face, alongside the caption: "In reality they're not after me, they're after you, I'm just in the way."

The photo of Trump was taken by a New York Times photographer in 2015, which was published beside an article about the then presidential candidate.

Raheem Kassam, of The National Pulse, took a screenshot of the meme and tweeted it out, saying: "The New York Times filed a DMCA notice and forced Twitter to remove this meme from Donald Trump’s account. They say because they own the picture of him, he cannot share it without their permission. Don’t RT or they’ll get upset."

The post is no longer visible on Trump's Twitter account.

This is not the first time Trump has been met with pushback from the social media giant. Earlier this month, Twitter took down a satirical video posted by Trump about CNN, and just a few days later had another tweet "warning labeled" for saying "serious force" would be used on those who chose to erect an autonomous zone in Washington, DC.

Trump had even gone so far as to say that the social media giant is now interfering in the 2020 election, which comes amid the Trump administration taking a look at Section 230—a piece of legislation that may be rolled back, thus eliminating many of the protections social media outlets have been protected under for years.

Facebook has also been a target of criticism for bowing to major advertisers and special interest groups demanding that the social media giant censor Trump ads and other content which violates their tender sensibilities.

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