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Facebook removes Trump campaign ad featuring Nazi concentration camp symbol

Facebook removes Trump campaign ad featuring Nazi concentration camp symbol

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
JUN 18, 2020 | 1:26 PM


Facebook removed an ad from President Trump’s reelection campaign on Thursday that featured a symbol used by the Nazis to label political prisoners in Adolf Hitler’s concentration camps, saying the inflammatory post violated the platform’s “policy against organized hate.”


The disturbing ad, which was launched Wednesday, calls on users to sign a petition hailing Trump’s “decision to declare ANTIFA a Terrorist Organization” because “dangerous MOBS of far-left groups are running through our streets and causing absolute mayhem.”

Beneath the ad’s text is a picture of a red upside-down triangle.


Schutzstaffel, the legion of German Nazi soldiers who ran the concentration camps during World War II, sewed badges with the exact same symbol onto the sleeves of political prisoners, including socialists, social democrats, communists and anarchists, but also trade unionists, Freemasons and people who tried to rescue Jews.


A Facebook spokesman confirmed the ad was scrubbed from the platform because of the Nazi connection.

“We removed these posts and ads for violating our policy against organized hate,” the spokesman said. “Our 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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Reply #1 posted 06/18/20 1:16pm

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from NPR:

The Trump campaign responded by drawing a lighthearted comparison to the red triangle symbol: "This is an emoji."

The campaign also falsely claimed that the symbol is used by antifa groups and noted that it is not in the Anti-Defamation League Hate Symbols Database.


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cborgman said:

from NPR:

The Trump campaign responded by drawing a lighthearted comparison to the red triangle symbol: "This is an emoji."

The campaign also falsely claimed that the symbol is used by antifa groups and noted that it is not in the Anti-Defamation League Hate Symbols Database.


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Antifa falloff

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Reply #3 posted 06/18/20 5:30pm

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Facebook takes down Trump campaign ads featuring symbols once used by Nazis


https://www.cbc.ca/news/t...-1.5617857



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Reply #4 posted 06/19/20 6:16am

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ZUCKERBERG finally reacts to a Nazi symbol. Guess that's what it actually took.

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Reply #5 posted 06/22/20 8:09am

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Patagonia is the latest company to boycott Facebook over 'hateful lies and dangerous propaganda on its platform'

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Reply #6 posted 06/24/20 9:52am

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poppys said:

businessinsider.com

Patagonia is the latest company to boycott Facebook over 'hateful lies and dangerous propaganda on its platform'

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https://www.nytimes.com/2...g4a5_QynBU

Ad Boycott of Facebook Keeps Growing

Eddie Bauer, Magnolia Pictures, Ben & Jerry’s and others have suspended campaigns over the platform’s content moderation practices.



Facebook put on an upbeat presentation to advertisers on Tuesday, the same day the clothing chain Eddie Bauer, the film distributor Magnolia Pictures and the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream brand announced that they would stop advertising on the platform through July.

Those companies joined Patagonia, the North Face, REI and others in a growing boycott that has targeted Facebook’s content moderation practices.

In a short video, part of a weeklong showcase for digital companies hoping to attract advertising dollars, Facebook displayed posts that companies like Delta Air Lines and Calvin Klein ran during the coronavirus pandemic. The prerecorded presentation did not specifically address the boycott.

While several large companies have pulled away from Facebook, smaller businesses that make up the bulk of its eight million advertisers have been considering their options.

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