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Social media giants, Twitter, has removed President Donald Trump‘s campaign video from his account after singer Queen complained about an unauthorized use of her band’s song “We Will Rock You.”

The entire song played in the background of the video, which showed clips of the President at rallies, was tweeted by Trump last Wednesday.

Queen complained to Twitter the same day, shortly after Trump posted the advert, The Independent reported.

“Queen did not agree to the use of the song” and the band’s “music publishers are removing it,” a band representative told the newspaper.

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The video was taken down on Sunday, with an explanation from Twitter: “This video has been removed in response to a report from the copyright holder.”

The Trump campaign has been criticized repeatedly for the unauthorized use of music from artists including Neil Young, Adele, Axl Rose, the Rolling Stones, Elton John — and Prince’s estate just three days ago.

Earlier this month, a doctored video featuring “Photograph” by Nickelback and posted by Trump was also taken down.

Earlier this year, also Twitter jettisoned a Trump campaign video featuring music from “The Dark Knight Rises” which was adapted without permission.

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