Technology • Internet & Web
2020-06-19T08:30:01+00:00

Facebook takes down Trump ads for featuring Nazi imagery

Facebook takes down Trump ads for featuring Nazi imagery
Nazi concentration camp badges, translated to English. Credit: via United States Holocaust Memorial Museum / Public Domain

Facebook has taken down several ads and posts by the Trump campaign for using a Nazi-related imagery. The ads contained an image of an inverted red triangle, a symbol used in concentration camps to identify political dissidents. The Trump campaign responded to a user on Twitter, claiming it was a "symbol widely used by Antifa. It was used in an ad about Antifa", and adding that it wasn't in the ADL's Hate Symbol Database.

Facebook said in a statement that they removed the posts and ads as they were violating their policy against organised hate and that their "policy prohibits using a banned hate group’s symbol to identify political prisoners without the context that condemns or discusses the symbol".

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