Facebook Takes Down Trump Ads

Facebook on Thursday said it had taken action against ads run by President Trump’s re-election campaign for breaching its policies on hate. The ads, which attacked what the Trump campaign described as “Dangerous MOBS of far-left groups,” featured an upside-down triangle.

The Anti-Defamation League said the triangle “is practically identical to that used by the Nazi regime to classify political prisoners in concentration camps.”

Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone said, “We removed these posts and ads for violating our policy against organized hate. Our policy prohibits using a banned hate group’s symbol to identify political prisoners without the context that condemns or discusses the symbol.”

The hate group to which Facebook was referring in its statement is Nazis, the company confirmed.

The ads targeted the far-left group antifa, calling on Trump supporters to back the President’s calls to designate the group a terrorist organization.

Source: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/18/tech/facebook-trump-ads-triangle-takedown/index.html

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