Facebook Remove Ad of Trump Campaign Containing Symbol Similar to that Used by Nazis

President associated an inverted red triangle with the Antifa movement, which fights fascism. In concentration camps, the symbol was sewn on the sleeves of socialist, social-democratic, communist and anarchist prisoners, but also union members, Freemasons and people who had tried to rescue Jews.

Facebook removed on Thursday (18) campaign ads for Donald Trump’s re-election to the United States presidency due to the use of a symbol similar to that used by Nazis in concentration camps during World War II.

“We removed these posts and ads for violating our policy against organized hatred. Our policy prohibits the use of the symbol of a prohibited hate group to identify political prisoners without the context that condemns or discusses the symbol,” said the Facebook spokesman. , Andy Stone, when justifying the platform decision.

In an ad, an inverted red triangle was associated with the Antifa groups (short for antifascism), whom Trump tries to classify as terrorists, accompanied by the text: “Dangerous far-left MAFIES are running through our streets and causing absolute chaos. They are DESTROYING our cities and causing riots – it is absolute madness “.

The symbol is identical to that concentration camp prisoners were forced to wear sewn on their clothes, to identify that they had been detained for being socialists, social democrats, communists and anarchists, but also union members, Freemasons and people who had tried to rescue Jews .

Before the ads were taken down, the Daily News website spoke to Ken Farnaso, a spokesman for Trump’s reelection campaign, who said that “the red triangle is a symbol of Antifa”. Farnaso did not respond to requests for interviews after the posts were withdrawn.

 

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