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All's fair in WAR? Twitter removes Trump's post featuring his OWN IMAGE after NYT files copyright complaint

Added 07-02-20 12:37:02am EST - “Twitter has taken down a post by US President Donald Trump, in which he used a photo of himself to make a meme. The tweet was yanked shortly after the Times, embroiled in a bitter feud with Trump, filed a copyright claim.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “All’s fair in WAR? Twitter removes Trump’s post featuring his OWN IMAGE after NYT files copyright complaint”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The tweet in question was posted by Trump on Tuesday and featured a photo of him along with words:”In reality they’re not after me, they’re after you. I’m just in the way.”

Trump is no stranger to using photos of himself to make a statement on his social media of choice (cue his Game of Thrones social media phase). This time, however, the US president apparently made a mistake, using a picture snapped by Times’ photographer Damon Winter.

UNREAL!!! Twitter is censoring this photo @realDonaldTrump tweeted. ???????????? It’d be a shame if we made it go viral again ???? pic.twitter.com/3PrAkSYIs3

It did not take long for the paper, which has recently escalated its attacks on the Republican leader, to spot Trump's apparent blunder and file a copyright claim, Axios first reported on Wednesday.

Upon removing the post, Twitter confirmed that the company acted upon a copyright complaint from a rights holder. The Times, in turn, acknowledged that they urged the social media giant to take action.

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