We’re not saying that the hall monitors at CNN told on Carpe Donktum for using their logo in his pro-Trump memes, like the one that the president retweeted the other day (and MSNBC’s Kyle Griffin clarified was not actually a CNN segment):
In any case, Donktum has been permanently suspended from Twitter for repeated copyright violations — or, more precisely, repeated complaints of copyright violations.
NEWS: Twitter has "permanently suspended" @CarpeDonktum, pro-Trump meme account behind the "manipulated media" CNN "racist baby" video that Trump shared
— Will Steakin (@wsteaks) June 23, 2020
It’s because they don’t understand memes. He was block-reported endlessly for everything. https://t.co/19dcNemIrd
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) June 23, 2020
This is how you get @HawleyMO
— EducatëdHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) June 23, 2020
A) Libs are just mad they can't meme.
B) Libs are childish assholes who have no sense of humor and cannot tolerate anyone with opposing viewpoints.
C) Twitter is a corrupt, dishonest left wing hack site.https://t.co/9xOicg17oO
— BonkPolitics (@BonkPolitics) June 23, 2020
I am sure that Twitter will enforce this policy fairly and equally.
— Michael Watson (@watsonmd) June 24, 2020
We should organize a free speech "protest" and destroy some stuff at Twitter HQ
— Ralph Kramden (@DovOxenberg) June 24, 2020
— Duke Santoski (@unashamedusa) June 23, 2020
Battle space preparation. Trying to ice out the main voices on the right.
— Salty Major (Weapons Grade NaCl) (@anccpt) June 23, 2020
So basically Acosta told on him! 😂🤣😂
— Zombi11 (@Zombi1110) June 24, 2020
Memes usually fall under fair use dont they?
— /OLA (@moep_eins) June 23, 2020
I thought fair use allowed copyright materials to be used for comedic and educational purposes
— The Leopard 🐆 (@TheLeopard11) June 24, 2020
That’s what we thought.
Something transformative is fair use. Memes are not valid copyright claims.
— Doom Paul (@D00mPaul) June 23, 2020
Parody is fair use.
— Cheapseats42 (@billyclydepuck) June 24, 2020
— Dawg Lawyer (@CorpsDawg) June 23, 2020
“Valid” is doing a lotta work there, fellas.
— QuizzicalRepub (@QuizzicalRepub) June 23, 2020
Sorry @Twitter, but the US courts will probably disagree with your "valid copyright complaints" claim since everything he does is TRANSFORMATIVE, which means that everything he does falls under FAIR USE! I hope you enjoy the lawsuit and paying out tens of millions when you lose!
— Jerry Chan (@JerryCh04254312) June 24, 2020
Are they kidding???
— Mackie (@omegavega1125) June 23, 2020
"Copyright complaints" as if anyone with a brain believes that.
— John J. Bradshaw 🇺🇸 (@JohnBra29489888) June 23, 2020
This is election meddling.
— Fluffernightmare (@Fluffernightma1) June 23, 2020
Twitter is systematically going after the most effective right-of-center voices.
This is election tampering.
— RoBere (@RobberBeren) June 23, 2020
If you were a real journalist you’d be asking why they are enforcing a rule they don’t on anyone else? Why are they interfering with a political election when CarpeDonktum is clearly a political account? But you won’t.
— Political Junkie (@Sir_Politics00) June 23, 2020
Holy shit Twitter.
You allow the Iranian Ayatollah to spew hate, DeBlasio to target Jews, Leftists to run amok with doxxing and insults, but a meme is a bridge too far?
I'm fully supportive of Twitter just being shut down. What a crap company.@realDonaldTrump
— Madison_Con (@Madison_con) June 23, 2020
— Will Argew (@WillArgew2020) June 23, 2020
Oh, and just to prove Twitter doesn’t stop at the American border, Katie Hopkins was recently permanently suspended as well:
Katie Hopkins permanently suspended from Twitter for violating its hateful conduct policy, the social media giant says https://t.co/qUSkmfn6FM
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) June 19, 2020
Genuinely shocked (though I suppose I shouldn’t be) to see Katie Hopkins dumped by Twitter. You don’t have to agree with her to defend her right to free speech. And apparently any amount of offensive bile is just fine so long as it comes from the left.
— Roger Helmer (@RogerHelmerMEP) June 19, 2020
Carpe Donktum tweets hands-down the BEST thread about how political Twitter reacts every time Trump tweets and ROFL https://t.co/HtElzE7diU
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 3, 2019