Facebook Inc has decided to take down some ads and posts of president Trump because of policy violations.
According to Facebook, the ads included a red inverted tangle, a symbol the Nazis used to identify political prisoners, and some text inviting users to sign a petition against Antifa, a loosely organized anti-fascist movement.
“Our policy prohibits using a banned hate group’s symbol to identify political prisoners without the context that condemns or discusses the symbol,” said a Facebook company spokesperson.
The ads published by the Facebook pages belonging to president trump and Vice President Mike Pence. As well as the ads appeared as an organic post of ‘Team Trump” page
“Whether aware of the history or meaning, for the Trump campaign to use a symbol – one which is practically identical to that used by the Nazi regime to classify political prisoners in concentration camps – to attack his opponents is offensive and deeply troubling,” the Anti-Defamation League’s CEO, Jonathan Greenblatt, said in a statement.
“The inverted red triangle is a symbol used by Antifa, so it was included in an ad about Antifa,” Tim Murtaugh, a spokesman for the Trump campaign, said in an email.
Facebook has previously removed Trump campaign ads, including ones that violated the company’s policy against misinformation on the government’s census.
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