Twitter pulls ‘look at this photograph’ meme after Trump supporters snap it up
The platform cited copyright in its decision to remove the video, which opens with Biden denying he had ever spoken to Hunter about his “overseas business dealings,” then segues through just a few seconds of the Nickelback video before zeroing in on a framed photo of the two Bidens with a “Ukrainian gas exec” and unidentified fourth man. Hearts appear drawn around their faces.
LOOK AT THIS PHOTOGRAPH! pic.twitter.com/QQYTqG4KTt— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2019
Not sure why Twitter wouldn’t want you to “Look at this Photograph” pic.twitter.com/fmXkdc5gTo— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 3, 2019
Several of Trump’s supporters who’d shared the meme pointed out that it was technically “fair use” to repurpose copyrighted material for purposes of media commentary. And Twitter’s decision not to act until the president’s followers started sharing it wildly suggested Warner Bros. - which owns the copyright to Nickelback’s “Look at this Photograph” - may have been more concerned about being associated with Trump than being pressed into service as meme fodder.Also on rt.com ‘Don’t shoot messenger,’ Giuliani tells media as Biden team pressures channels to ban him from airwaves
The clip was reposted after removal by Donald Trump Jr. with the caption “Not sure why Twitter wouldn’t want you to ‘Look at this Photograph’.”
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