Twitter suspended Carpe Donktum, prolific pro-Trump meme creator, for a copyright violation - 2019-10-14
One of President Donald Trump's most prolific supporters and meme creators, known online as Carpe Donktum, was briefly suspended from Twitter Monday after a video depicting the president killing off journalists and critics, created by people connected to him, surfaced over the weekend.
The New York Times reported that the video was played at a pro-Trump event in Florida over the weekend, causing significant uproar among the press, many of whom saw it as encouraging violence against journalists. On Monday, The Washington Post reported that the video was created by TheGeekzTeam, a group of creators that often contributes to MemeWorld, which was created by Carpe Donktum.
The account was restored shortly after it was suspended — but according to Twitter, the problem was copyright, not carnage. Reached for comment, a Twitter representative said the company took down the account in response to a complaint from a copyright holder, and referred The Verge to the platform policy on such violations.