Praise and Shame for Facebook

Giving credit where it is due:

Facebook takes down Trump campaign ads with symbol once used by Nazis

Facebook has taken down an ad from the Trump campaign that went after antifa and leftist groups with a prominent display of an inverted red triangle in a black outline, a symbol the Nazis used for political dissenters.

Why it matters: Facebook has given politicians and campaigns wide latitude in what they say on its platform, but this appears to have been a step too far.

  • While rare, it’s not unheard of. Facebook in March took down Trump campaign ads that referred to a “census.” The census it referred to was not the official U.S. Census, and Facebook had previously said it would take a strong stand on Census-related misinformation.

What they’re saying: “We removed these posts and ads for violating our policy against organized hate,” Facebook said in a statement. “Our policy prohibits using a banned hate group’s symbol to identify political prisoners without the context that condemns or discusses the symbol.”

The thing that shocks me, and ought to shock Facebook and Faceberg is that the framing of the story is NOT that Hair Füror is using Nazi symbols, but that Facebook finally took an action.

That’s a shameful tell.

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8 Responses to Praise and Shame for Facebook

  1. It’s the least they could do…

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  2. Chris Papalia says:

    Team Trump are more and more willing to let their mask slip; they can’t very well claim that they didn’t know where they symbol came from.

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  3. Redhand says:

    Trump couldn’t be any more obvious if he wore a swastika alongside his Murrican flag pin.

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  4. roket says:

    And yet tomorrow everybody’s rage uncles and Karen will be on FB calling Democrats Nazis. Self-awareness is not their strong suit.

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  5. Bruce388 says:

    Lord Dampnut should go along with renaming Army posts. Some suggestions: Fort Rommel, Fort Goering, Fort Himmler….

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