Social media Facebook (FB) removed a campaign ad for President Trump and Vice President Pence on the grounds of violating the company’s policy of prohibiting hatred. The inverted red triangle-shaped symbol shown in the advertisement called on Trump supporters to counteract the “Antifascism Movement” (Antifa), which was used by Nazi Germany to label political prisoners, communists, and prisoners in concentration camps. Facebook said that unless condemned, symbols with hate ideology are not allowed.
Antifa is the abbreviation of anti-fascist (anti-fascist). It refers to a group of radicals secretly assembled in recent years. Their political beliefs are left-leaning, and they often become ultra-leftists. , Trump claimed that the recent violent demonstrations were planned by “anti-fascism.”
Nathaniel Gleicher, head of Facebook’s security policy, said at the House Intelligence Committee hearing: “Our policy prohibits the use of the logo of a prohibited hatred group to identify politics without condemning or discussing the symbol. Guilty.”, “We see hatred in advertisements, and use this logo anywhere, we will take the same action.”
Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh pointed out via email: “Advertisement uses red The inverted triangle is the logo used by Antifa, so this red inverted triangle appears in the advertisement about Antifa.”