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Google's YouTube is allowing a video tribute to George Floyd from the Trump re-election campaign to remain on its platform despite rival Twitter's removal of a similar post for reported copyright violations.
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The protected material wasn't present in the footage posted on YouTube when the site reviewed it, a spokesperson told FOX Business. A Twitter spokesperson told FOX Business previously that it disabled the tribute video from the @TeamTrump account in accordance with a copyright policy that requires the tech giant to "respond to valid copyright complaints sent to us by a copyright owner or their authorized representatives."
YouTube's policy is similar. The three minute and 45-second clip is a montage of photos and videos of peaceful marches after the death of Floyd, a black man who was being detained by Minneapolis police. It shows police officers hugging protesters along with scenes of burning buildings and vandalism during demonstrations that sometimes turned violent.
It's accompanied by gentle piano music and a spoken message from Trump.
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The Trump campaign didn't immediately respond to an inquiry as to why it didn't upload the same video to Twitter that it did to YouTube.
Team Trump's Twitter account did, however, respond to the social media company's decision to remove the video on Friday, saying the company is "censoring this uplifting and unifying message from President Trump after the #GeorgeFloyd tragedy. The same speech the media refused to cover."
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The president also accused Twitter of "fighting hard for the Radical Left Democrats" in a Friday tweet that linked to an article about the tech giant's decision to remove the video, calling it "a one-sided battle" and "illegal."