Tech giant and social media company Facebook says it has removed ads and posts from President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign. According to the company, these posts and ads violates the company’s policy against ‘organize hate’
The president’s 2020 campaign team has posted ads condemning antifa as millions of Americans protest against police brutality. The death of black American, George Floyd who was murdered by one white police officer sparked public outrage and protests across America and parts the world.
President Trump and his allies also threatened to label antifa as a terrorist organisation last month. Trump Twitteed somewhere last month on his decision to label antifa as a terror group.
A spokesperson of Facebook told The Independent news outlet that the decision was necessary because the company ‘prohibits using a banned hate group’s symbol to identify political prisoners’
“We removed these posts and ads for violating our policy against organised hate. Our company prohibits using a banned hate group’s symbol to identify political prisoners without the context that condemns or discusses the symbol” the spokesperson said
According to The Independent news paper, Donald Trump’s re-election campaign ran more than 80 Facebook ads featuring large inverted red triangle, a symbol used by Nazis to label political prisoners, in its attack ads against “far-left mobs and “antifa”.
These ads were reportedly posted on Trump’s page, his campaign team’s page and on the page of vice president Mike Pence.