Facebook takes down Trump campaign ads featuring symbols once used by Nazis - 2020-06-18
Facebook has removed a campaign ad by U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence that featured an upside down red triangle, a symbol once used by Nazis to designate political prisoners, communists and others in concentration camps.
The company said in a statement Thursday that the ads violated "our policy against organized hate." A Facebook executive who testified at a House intelligence committee hearing on Thursday said the company does not permit symbols of hateful ideology "unless they're put up with context or condemnation."
"In a situation where we don't see either of those, we don't allow it on the platform, and we remove it. That's what we saw in this case with this ad, and anywhere that that symbol is used, we would take the same action," said Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook's head of security policy.