Facebook revealed it has removed adverts for US President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign that showed a Nazi hate symbol. Facebook said the ad contained an inverted red triangle similar to that used in Germany by the Nazis to label opponents such as communists. Facebook said the ads violated its policy against hate.
Facebook’s head of security policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, disclosed on Thursday that “We don’t allow symbols that represent hateful organisations or hateful ideologies unless they are put up with context or condemnation”. He continued: “That’s what we saw in this case with this ad, and anywhere that the Nazi hate symbol is used we would take the same actions.”
Hundreds of thousands of people had viewed the adverts which were online for about 24 hours before they were taken down. The ads were posted on the site on pages belonging to President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence.
According to BBC News, Twitter had, last month, put a warning on one of the President Donald Trump’s tweets about the rioting in Minneapolis – saying it had “glorified violence” content. Earlier this month, Facebook employees, reportedly, spoke out against Facebook’s decision not to remove or flag a controversial post by Mr. Trump relating to the protests over Mr. Floyd’s death. The president had posted a comment on the social network saying that he would “send in the National Guard” and warned that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts”. But Facebook said it did not violate its company policy.
However, President Trump had tweeted the same comments, but Twitter placed a warning over the content, which it said “glorified violence”. It is definitely a hard time for Trump as many things are not just on his side. Recall that his nice, Mary Trump will also on July 28th release Too Much And Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man. Reportedly, “the book will hit the shelves just weeks before the Republican National Convention when her uncle will accept the party’s nomination for his re-election bid in November.”
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