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Did The Lincoln Project Just Steal Someone’s Video?

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The Lincoln Project Steals

The Lincoln Project, like many other Leftist groups, has thrown itself full force into the national mail-in ballot melee. The Never Trump flagship has been hard at work parroting Democrat talking points on how President Trump is thoroughly gutting the US Postal Service in an attempt to steal the election in November.

The Lincoln Project decided to tweet a video showing their support of the US Postal Service Saturday morning. They appropriately labeled the video a “USPS fancam.”

Archive of the tweet

The video itself:


Most Leftists gushed over the tribute to the hard-working men and women of the Postal Service.

Not everyone, however, reacted to The Lincoln Project’s video with fawning adoration. One Twitter user pointed out the fact that The Lincoln Project video looks very similar to a video another Twitter user posted on Friday.

Here’s the original video by Twitter user @ScribbInTaylor:

Remember how I said the two videos were extremely similar to each other? I take that back. The Lincoln Project video is literally the exact same video set to different music. The only difference that I could see between the two is The Lincoln Project sped up their video.

Yes, the original creator is aware that The Lincoln Project stole her video. No, she’s not at all happy about it.

Taylor went on to blast The Lincoln Project a little more while urging people to support the Postal Service.

It’s often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. What The Lincoln Project has done, however, is take someone else’s video and attempt to pass it off as their own. What’s even worse is the fact they actually altered the video in what seems like an attempt to pass it off as an original work. The Lincoln Project even plagiarized the tweet almost word for word.

Twitter has a feature built into the platform that allows a user to post content from another user while allowing proper attribution of the creator’s content. It’s called a retweet, and the button for doing so is quite usefully located in between the reply and like buttons at the bottom of every tweet. Retweeting is actually a rather handy little tool that I’ve made use of myself whenever I wanted to post a video that someone else did that I found hilarious or insightful.

Why didn’t The Lincoln Project simply retweet Taylor’s video? A retweet would have allowed The Lincoln Project to share a video they obviously liked while giving its creator proper attribution and boosting her own social media profile. I’m sure Taylor would have loved the influx of new followers that would have come from such attention.

Instead, The Lincoln Project took the video, changed the music, increased the speed, and tweeted it out to the world. Such an incredibly dishonest act has damaged the brand that The Lincoln Project is attempting to build. I can’t imagine the thought process behind stealing someone else’s content and passing it off as your own right down to copying their tweet.

Then again, I can’t imagine the thought process behind betraying the principles you claimed to hold dear and supporting a man and a party that hates you and everything you supposedly stood for.

I reached out to The Lincoln Project via Twitter and asked them if they were aware they had posted someone else’s work. I have not yet received a response, but I will update this article if one is forthcoming.

 
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