Following a complaint by the band Linkin Park, Twitter deleted a video of Donald Trump’s re-election campaign for the United States presidency that used a song by the rock-metal group. Posted by the official profile of the American president on the night of last Saturday, 18, the video did not please the band members, who filed a notice of copyright infringement.
“Linkin Park did not endorse and neither support Trump nor authorize his organization to use any of our songs,” the group said in a statement on Twitter. The video content has been replaced with a warning: “This media has been disabled in response to a complaint from the copyright owner”.
It is not the first time that the President of the United States has provoked such complaints among American artists. Known names like Neil Young, Adele, and Rolling Stones have already demanded that their songs stop being performed at Trump rallies.
Killed in 2017, Linkin Park leader Chester Bennington was notable for his positions against Trump. Months before he died, the singer even tweeted that the American president was “a greater threat than terrorism”.