This is NOT okay!
Social Media giant Facebook has recently removed a Trump campaign ad that attacked the far-left Antifa movement. The ad stated that Antifa is “known for their acts of domestic terrorism and political violence.”
The deleted ad stated:
Dangerous MOBS of far-left groups are running through our streets and causing absolute mayhem. They are DESTROYING our cities and rioting – it’s absolute madness.
It’s important that EVERY American comes together at a time like this to send a united message that we will not stand for their radical actions any longer. We’re calling on YOU to make a public statement and add your name to stand with President Trump against ANTIFA.
Please add your name IMMEDIATELY to stand with your President and his decision to declare ANTIFA a Terrorist Organization.
An upside down red-and black triangle was also depicted in the ad, and Facebook decided that the triangle was considered a “hate” symbol because of similarities to the symbol used by Nazi Germany’s concentration camps.
Trump’s campaign decided to tweet:
This is an emoji.🔻
It’s also a symbol widely used by Antifa. It was used in an ad about Antifa.
It is not in the ADL’s Hate Symbols Database. pic.twitter.com/V4fK8QWHKD
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 & get the APP (@TrumpWarRoom) June 18, 2020
We will not and should not stand for this. Read the full story here.