When Beyonce Knowles complained about a post by Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Twitter withheld the post.
The March 8 tweet by the microblogging service violates the copyright of the American singer.
On International Women’s Day in 2021, Mr. Osinbajo shared a video tweet of Beyonce’s song “Run the World.”
However, the content of the message was not attributed to Beyonce, in violation of the copyright laws of Twitter.
Nigerians were outraged by the vice president’s post, arguing that he should have been more worried about the country’s other pressing problems.
Twitter user @olayknowless requested that Beyonce report Osinbajo for breaking the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) during the outcry.
User: “Ma’am @Beyonce, Nigeria’s current Vice President who has never properly done his job… Please ask Jack your good friend to take care of his account In compliance with DMCA breach fines.”
Although it is not obvious if Beyonce instantly answered to @olayknowless’ request, it is possible that she did so.
But on Wednesday, @OlayKnowless took to her Twitter page to announce that the vice president’s tweet had been removed.
“LMFAOOOOOOOOOOO They actually took Osinbajo’s tweet down for using Beyoncé’s song I AM SCREAMING. My day just got like 5x better,” she tweeted.
Twitter explained that the tweet was “withheld in response to a report from the copyright holder.”
The microblogging platform explained that all unauthorised use of copyrighted materials were infringement.