Facebook Removes Trump Ads With Symbols Once Used by Nazis
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook has removed a campaign ad by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence that featured an upside-down red triangle.
That symbol was once used by Nazis to designate political prisoners, communists, and others in concentration camps.
Nathaniel Gleicher, the company’s head of security policy, confirmed at a House Intelligence Committee hearing Thursday that the ad had been removed. He says Facebook doesn't permit symbols of hateful ideology “unless they’re put up with context or condemnation.”
The Trump campaign says the inverted red triangle is a symbol used by Antifa so it was included in an ad about Antifa. Experts say the symbol isn't used by the anti-fascist militants.
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