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Twitter removes video Eric Trump tweeted


Twitter has yanked a video that Eric Trump tweeted on Wednesday night, citing copyright violations. The video showed the faces of President Donald Trump and some of his close supporters superimposed over the bodies of University of North Carolina basketball players and coaches.

“Per our copyright policy, we respond to valid copyright complaints sent to us by a copyright owner or their authorized representatives,” a Twitter spokesperson said in a statement about the move.

It isn’t the first time the social networking site has pulled down content that Trump family members have tweeted because of copyright issues. In late July, the site removed a video the president had retweeted that featured music from Grammy Award-winning band Linkin Park. The deletion came after the band complained.

Earlier that month, it removed a meme he had tweeted that included a New York Times photographer’s photo of him glowering and pointing. And last October, the site removed a video Trump had tweeted that included music from the Canadian band Nickelback, which has received multiple Grammy nominations but has yet to win an award.

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