Twitter and Facebook both said on Friday that a video about a “racist baby” posted by President Donald Trump had been removed from their platform.

The move was made after the owner of the video filed a copyright complaint. 

“We received a copyright complaint from the rights holder of this video under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and have removed the post,” said a Facebook spokesperson to Variety

A Twitter spokesperson also confirmed that the video from Trump’s post had been removed, “per our copyright policy, we respond to valid copyright complaints sent to us by a copyright owner or their authorized representatives.”

On Thursday, President Trump posted a video with fake CNN captions,  showing two babies playing.

The caption on the video reads, “Terrified Todler Runs from Racist Baby,” and at some point reads, “Racist Baby Probably a Trump Voter.”

A few hours after the video was posted, Twitter placed a “manipulated media” label on it. It was the first time the social networking site included this warning in Trump’s tweet. 

The manipulated video, according to Variety, was created by a right-wing meme account called Carpe Donktum.

The account implied in its posts that the video is used for satirical purposes against CNN, who they think are peddling fake news.  

CNN replied on the original post by Trump, saying, “CNN did cover this story – exactly as it happened. Just as we reported your positions on race (and poll numbers). We’ll continue working with facts rather than tweeting fake videos that exploit innocent children. We invite you to do the same. Be better.”

The original video was reported by CNN with the title, “These Two Toddlers are Showing Us what Real-Life Besties Look Like,” last year after it became viral online. 

On Thursday, Facebook removed Trump campaign ads with Nazi symbols on them for violating Facebook’s policy against “organized hate”.

Two weeks ago, Twitter and Facebook both pulled out Trump’s campaign video which includes images of protests and riots relating to George Floyd’s death.

The video was taken down after a copyright complaint was filed by a rights holder of one of the images used. 


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