There is no joy in
Naziville Trump world Thursday, because Facebook struck out Team Trump — at least insofar as it made them take down the Nazi symbolism referring to Antifa on their reelection campaign pages, because the symbols violated Facebook’s “policy against organized hate.” The Hill:
The ads featured an inverted red triangle, which was used by Nazis to identify political opponents including communists, social democrats and liberals.
The symbol was included in ads run by pages for President Trump, Vice President Pence and “Team Trump” alongside text warning readers of “Dangerous MOBS of far-left groups” and asking them to sign a petition against antifa, a loose group of radical activists that use direct action to fight against fascism.
Just the ads on Trump’s page were seen as many 950,000 times before being taken down.
The Trump campaign is defending using the image, calling it a “common Antifa symbol” in a statement to The Hill.
The most common symbol used to identify antifa is a black and red flag inside a circle.
I would be a lot more lavish in praising Facebook for their action, if it wasn’t for the fact that they turned a blind eye to the machinations of the Russian bots back in 2016 and that’s why we are where we are. Joe Scarborough went on an epic rant Wednesday about that, and if you didn’t catch it, listen to it here. It’s worth listening to. Facebook is turning out to be a pernicious foe in the war on disinformation We may have won this battle with them today, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to win the war.