The Washington Post reports:
In its online salvo against antifa and “far-left mobs,” President Trump’s reelection campaign displayed a marking the Nazis once used to designate political prisoners in concentration camps. A red inverted triangle was first used in the 1930s to identify Communists, and was applied as well to Social Democrats, liberals, Freemasons and other members of opposition parties. The badge forced on Jewish political prisoners, by contrast, featured a yellow triangle overlaid by a red triangle.
The red symbol appeared in Facebook ads run by Trump and Vice President Pence, as well as the “Team Trump” page. It was featured alongside text warning of “Dangerous MOBS of far-left groups” and asking users to sign a petition about antifa, a loose collection of anti-fascist activists whom the Trump administration has sought to link to recent violence, despite arrest records that show their involvement is trivial.
Facebook on Thursday said it had take action against ads run by President Trump’s re-election campaign for breaching its policies on hate. The ads, which attacked what the Trump campaign described as “Dangerous MOBS of far-left groups,” featured an upside-down triangle.
The Anti-Defamation League said Thursday the triangle “is practically identical to that used by the Nazi regime to classify political prisoners in concentration camps.”
“We removed 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.
BREAKING: Facebook takes down Trump ads with nazi symbol for inciting hate, one of 3 times a trump ad has been taken down. https://t.co/L3E1YfTRDk
— Elizabeth Dwoskin (@lizzadwoskin) June 18, 2020
Facebook removed an ad from Trump’s campaign that featured a symbol used by the Nazis to label political prisoners in Adolf Hitler’s concentration camps.
The company said the inflammatory post violated the platform’s “policy against organized hate.”https://t.co/vvwjnLZkge
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) June 18, 2020
As the GOP sits complicity silent, Trump is now praising Nazi ideology once more to get re-elected.
This is the Nazi symbol used to target Jewish political prisoners. Trump & Pence are proudly using it to target political opponents. And Facebook is allowing this. pic.twitter.com/Mc2n5XrMjC
— Qasim Rashid for Congress (@QasimRashid) June 18, 2020