Facebook pulls Trump ad that featured Nazi symbol


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Facebook on Thursday said it removed ads attacking Antifa and “far-left groups” run by President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign for violating its rules against “against organized hate.” The ads, which ran on the Facebook pages for Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Team Trump and other pages, featured an inverted red triangle, a symbol used by Nazis to identify political prisoners in concentration camps.

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

The Trump campaign didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, but defended its use of the symbol in a tweet on Thursday, saying its “widely used by Antifa” and not in the Anti-Defamation League’s hate symbols database.

Facebook has previously pulled ads run by the Trump’s reelection campaign related to the 2020 US census and immigration

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