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Thu Jun 18, 2020, 04:33 PM

Facebook removes Trump ads with symbol once used by Nazis to designate political prisoners

Source: Washington Post

By Isaac Stanley-Becker

In its online salvo against antifa and “far-left mobs,” President Trump’s reelection campaign displayed a marking the Nazis once used to designate political prisoners in concentration camps.

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.



Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/06/18/trump-campaign-runs-ads-with-marking-once-used-by-nazis-designate-political-prisoners/

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Reply Facebook removes Trump ads with symbol once used by Nazis to designate political prisoners (Original post)
Omaha Steve Jun 18 OP
MFM008 Jun 18 #1
RussBLib Jun 18 #2
LiberalArkie Jun 18 #3
riversedge Jun 18 #4
BigmanPigman Jun 18 #5
greatbaldeagle Jun 18 #7
BigmanPigman Jun 18 #8
Dave Starsky Jun 19 #10
greatbaldeagle Jun 19 #11
CatLady78 Jun 19 #12
ancianita Jun 18 #6
CatLady78 Jun 19 #9

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 04:45 PM

1. Did they finally

Find something that bothered them??

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 05:01 PM

2. I hope this signals a new trend on Facebook

Weed the crap out! Thank you! Don't stop there!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 06:03 PM

3. Still quite a few 14/88 found with a search

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 06:06 PM

4. Good news for all of us.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 06:11 PM

5. Why are they starting now? What is in it for Fuckerberg?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 07:03 PM

7. Zuckerberg is Jewish

Maybe that has something to do with it?

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Response to greatbaldeagle (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 07:05 PM

8. I seem to recall he was listed as a Dem too.

I think he has no values except monetary ones. Jared was listed as a Dem and he is Jewish. Money is their religion.

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Response to greatbaldeagle (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 07:20 AM

10. Like Zuckerberg gives a fuck about that.

Dude cares ONLY about money. Period. He'd sell Anne Frank into human trafficking if he'd lived next door to her.

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #10)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 08:10 AM

11. Then why did he do it?

Serious question. Give it some thought. Why now? What's your best guess?

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Response to greatbaldeagle (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 11:43 AM

12. Too blatantly creepy even by his (low) standards

Dave Starsky pretty much said what I was thinking. The Facebook creep is a mercenary. He has been offering a wide berth to neo nazis and all sorts of other creeps for a while now. His only use for his Jewishness is as a shield for any criticism he gets. The SPLC and or the ADL have called him out on that. Remember The Definers scandal?
He hired a right wing pr firm to do some dirty work for him.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 06:12 PM

6. I like to think that EarlG did it. I definitely reposted EarlG's pic of the day,

emphasizing the Nazi symbol loud and clear.

FB knows that people are quitting its platform, which will affect their advertisers, so this would be yet another reason for making a good business decision at the very least.


If his pic of the day got around, I'm sure it was a real eye opener, so I'ma give him most of the credit here.



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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2020, 07:09 AM

9. Whatever happened to "not being arbiters of the truth"?

I don't believe anything those Facebook creeps say.

Watching sleazy opportunists trying to emulate what they think a moral compass looks like is tiresome.
I wonder why Zuckerberg says he is a Dem? His instincts seem more like those of a libertarian conservative. But then he turns around and makes some faux progressive noises from time to time.


I suppose using Nazi imagery crossed a line even for those amoral creeps. Unimpressive overall though...
I never use their products.

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