October 3, 2019

In what seemed like a perfect marriage between the awfuls (Trump & the band Nickelback), was abruptly annulled when Nickelback's lawyers sent a cease and desist letter to Twitter to have a Trump video taken down, a copy of which can be seen above.

Source: Business Insider

Twitter took down a meme tweeted by President Donald Trump, in which the music video for Nickelback's hit 2005 song "Photograph" was edited to attack former Vice President Joe Biden.

Twitter removed the video after receiving a claim that it was a breach of copyright.

Trump tweeted the clip Wednesday. At the moment where singer Chad Kroeger holds up a photo frame, the image was edited to show Biden, his son Hunter Biden, and a Ukrainian gas company board member, seeming to cast doubt on assertions by Biden that he never spoke to Hunter about his business overseas.

He accompanied the video with a line from the song: "LOOK AT THIS PHOTOGRAPH."

It is not clear who made the copyright claim: it could be Nickelback, Warner Media Group (who have copyright over the video), whoever took the photo showing the Bidens, or somebody else altogether.

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

Discussion

New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. When registering you will also be presented with the option to tie all your old Disqus comments to your new Insticator account. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.