Thursday, Facebook said that they took action against Facebook ads posted by
Trump’s election campaign because it violated their standard of hate speech.
Trump’s ad attacked some hate groups, calling them “dangerous MOBS on far-left
groups” and it featured an upside-down triangle that is associated with the
Anti-Defamation League said that the triangle “is practically identical to that
used by the Nazi regime to classify political prisoners in concentration
these posts and ads for violating our policy against organized hate. Our
policy prohibits using a banned hate group’s symbol to identify political prisoners
without the context that condemns or discusses the symbol,” Andy Stone, a
Facebook spokesperson, told CNN Business.
company confirmed that the hate group is in fact that of the Nazis. Trump’s
election campaign asked the supporters to label the far-left group Antifa as a
terrorist organization so that they can take military action against them.
when the ad was removed by Facebook, the Trump campaign had to respond to the
criticism. They said that the red triangle was in fact a “symbol widely used by
said that even though some Antifa activists use this symbol, it is not a common
practice so including it in the ad was pointless.
removal of ads can further strain the relationship between social media sites
and the President who has already threatened to sue Twitter and Snapchat.
Facebook was safe from the executive order as it did not remove Trump’s tweet
that threatened the protestors of the BLM movement but this action can increase