Linkin Park slaps Donald Trump with cease and desist for using In The End in campaign video

The latest of such media takedowns instigated by artists against the Trump Campaign.

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Linkin Park have filed a cease and desist against Donald Trump over the use of In The End in a campaign video, shared by the president’s team to Twitter on 18 July.

The video post, which now displays the message, “This media has been disabled in response to a report by the copyright owner”, was originally shared by Dan Scavino, the White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications and Director of Social Media. It featured a cover of the Linkin Park song as performed by artists Fleurie and Jung Youth.

Yesterday (19 July), the band took to Twitter to share a statement on the media takedown, it wrote: “Linkin Park did not and does not endorse Trump, nor authorise his organization to use any of our music. A cease and desist has been issued.”

In 2017, late singer Chester Bennington took to Twitter to voice his opinions on Donald Trump, writing “Trump is a greater threat to the USA than terrorism!! We have to take back our voices and stand for what we believe in.”

The likes of the Rolling Stones and the estate of Tom Petty have similarly filed cease and desist letters against the Trump campaign this year over its use of their music.

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