Several music artists have instructed the Trump campaign to stop using their songs during campaign events and rallies, including the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Panic! at the Disco, Pharrell Williams, R.E.M., Aerosmith, Adele, the Village People, and Tom Petty's family.
Twitter removes Trump campaign ad after Linkin Park files copyright complaint over the use of song
This is the latest battle between President Trump and Twitter.
Twitter removed a Trump campaign ad because the political advertisement used a Linkin Park song, and the alternative rock band objected to having their music used by President Donald Trump. Linkin Park filed a copyright complaint because Trump's ad had their 2002 song "In the End" as the soundtrack of the video. The political ad features images of President Trump and excerpts from his inauguration speech set to a cover song version of Linkin Park's "In the End" performed by Tommee Profitt and featuring Fleurie and Jung Youth that was released this year.
White House deputy chief of staff for communications Dan Scavino shared the video on Twitter. President Trump retweeted the video on Saturday. The video has been replaced with a message that says: "This media has been disabled in response to a report by the copyright owner." Linkin Park's late lead singer, Chester Bennington, was staunchly against President Trump before his death on July 20, 2017. Months before Bennington's death, he tweeted: "I repeat….. Trump is a greater threat to the USA than terrorism!! We have to take back our voices and stand for what we believe in."