Facebook and Twitter both removed a video on Friday of a “racist baby” posted to President Trump’s social media accounts this week, in response to a copyright claim from one of the children’s parents.
Twitter had initially labeled the video tweeted by President Donald Trump on Thursday night as “manipulated media” because it attributes to news media a nonexistent story on race.
A Facebook spokesperson told NBC News in a statement,
“We received a copyright complaint from the rights holder of this video under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and have removed the post,” a Facebook spokesperson told NBC News in a statement.
A Twitter spokesperson gave NBC News a similar explanation: “Per our copyright policy, we respond to valid copyright complaints sent to us by a copyright owner or their authorized representatives.”
Here's what it looks like (just saving everyone a trip to his toxic timeline). pic.twitter.com/sb8H1gh4JG
— Bigly Nasty 🏠 (@GeeJustG) June 19, 2020
The manipulated video had been viewed over 20 million times on Twitter and over 4 million times on Facebook by the time it was finally removed from each platform.