The president on Wednesday afternoon shared a black and white image of himself that was turned into a meme that reads “they’re not really after me, they’re after you, I’m just standing in their way.”
The portrait of him was taken by a New York Times photographer for a feature they wrote about Trump in 2015 during his presidential campaign.
“Per our copyright policy, we respond to valid copyright complaints sent to us by a copyright owner or their authorized representatives,” a Twitter spokesperson told the Daily Dot.
Axios first reported that Twitter had received a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) complaint from the Times about the photo being shared by the president. A complaint by the Times can be seen on the Lumen Database, a website that tracks requests for removal of content online.
The president’s tweet now features a grey box that reads: “Media not displayed. This image has been removed in response to a report from the copyright holder.”
The removal of the image is just the latest in a number of actions Twitter has taken against Trump in recent weeks.
Earlier this week Twitch, the popular streaming website, announced that it had temporarily suspended Trump’s account for violating its policies surrounding “hateful conduct.”
- A running list of Trump tweets that have been flagged by Twitter
- Twitter hides Trump’s tweet because it’s ‘glorifying violence’
- TikTokers are review-bombing Trump’s businesses
- Twitch hands Trump temporary suspension for ‘hateful conduct’ violations