We sure are getting the election season off to a good start. Does anyone really think that the Trump reelection campaign had in mind to use a Nazi symbol? After Trump has done more for Israel than any President in recent memory? Just an excuse,
Another salvo coming Trump’s way. Zero Hedge picked up this story and I am sure it put the left wing knickers in a knot as they are doing their best to de-platform them with Google in their cross-hairs regarding ad revenue. So here is one for them:
CNN just confirmed a report initially published by the NY Daily News that Facebook removed a Trump 2020 campaign ad over violations of its “organized hate” policy.
Apparently, Facebook deemed that the red upside down triangle is associated with the holocaust after a far-left group posing as a ‘human rights’ organization accused Trump of “campaigning for the 2020 election using a Nazi concentration camp symbol”.
The Washington Post’s inquiry appears to have prompted Facebook to censor the post, according to a company spokesman who spoke with WaPo.
A red inverted triangle was first used in the 1930s to identify Communists, and was applied as well to Social Democrats, liberals, Freemasons and other members of opposition parties. The badge forced on Jewish political prisoners, by contrast, featured a yellow triangle overlaid by a red triangle.
In response to queries from The Washington Post, Facebook on Thursday afternoon deactivated ads that included the inverted red triangle.
The red symbol appeared in paid posts sponsored by Trump and Vice President Pence, as well as by the “Team Trump” campaign page. It was featured alongside text warning of “Dangerous MOBS of far-left groups” and asking users to sign a petition about antifa, a loose collection of anti-fascist activists whom the Trump administration has sought to link to recent violence, despite arrest records that show their involvement is trivial.
“We removed these posts and ads for violating our policy against organized hate,” said Andy Stone, a Facebook spokesman. “Our policy prohibits using a banned hate group’s symbol to identify political prisoners without the context that condemns or discusses the symbol.”
However, the Trump campaign (which was quoted in the WaPo article), responded with clear examples of Antifa merchandise bearing the upside down red triangle in question, which one of Trump’s campaign reps described as “an antifa symbol”.
Read more at the Zero Hedge
Other than that all is well in the swamp.