Facebook takes down Trump ads ‘for violating our policy against organized hate’

News

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (WFLA) — Facebook took action on Thursday and removed ads from President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, company officials confirmed to CNN.

According to NBC News, a total of 88 ads were removed. CNN says the ads were ones that attacked what the campaign described as “Dangerous MOBS of far-left groups.”

Both CNN and NBC report that the ads featured an upside-down red triangle which, according to the Anti-Defamation League, “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,” Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone said in a statement to CNN Business. “Our policy prohibits using a banned hate group’s symbol to identify political prisoners without the context that condemns or discusses the symbol.”

NBC News also confirmed the removal of the posts. Their report states the ads were posted from three accounts: President Trump’s official account, Vice President Mike Pence’s official account and the official Trump campaign account.

Earlier Thursday, the Trump campaign responded to criticism over the red triangle symbol.

“Facebook let the Trump campaign run 88 ads with inverted red triangle – an infamous Nazi symbol,” the left-leaning group Media Matters for America tweeted.

“It’s also a symbol widely used by Antifa. It was used in an ad about Antifa,” the Trump campaign responded.

The president has not yet responded to Facebook removing his campaign’s ads.



More Stories for you

• Texas Home Health offers personal care services in San Angelo
SAN ANGELO, Texas — A new home care agency is now operating in San Angelo. Texas Home Health opened offices this week…

• DPS Trooper involved in car wreck while making routine patrol on U.S. 67
SAN ANGELO, Texas – Today, at approximately 7:26 A.M., a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper was working r…

• Exclusive: Gov. Abbott says nursing home visitation announcement is forthcoming
ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) — An announcement concerning family members being allowed to visit loved ones in nursing h…

• 20 new cases of COVID-19 reported by the San Angelo Health Department
SAN ANGELO, Texas – The Health Department is continuing to provide updated information regarding COVID-19 tests in San…

• CVHP News: June 18, 2020
Join Senora Scott every weekday morning at 9 a.m. for CVHP News. Watch live a…

• San Angelo Mayor urges citizens to do their part to contain COVID-19
SAN ANGELO, Texas — San Angelo Mayor Brenda Gunter says the significant increase in COVID-19 cases in Tom Green County…

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Current status of COVID-19 testing in San Angelo