(TheFreedomFlag.com)- Facebook has firmly nailed their colors to the mast, reaffirming their anti-Trump bias just in time for the November presidential election. On Thursday, the social media giant removed a campaign advertisement from the Trump re-election campaign, citing a policy about “organized hate.”
The advertisement, which is now no longer available on Facebook, exposed violence committed by members of the extremist group Antifa. It looked at several examples of destruction, violence, and acts of domestic terrorism committed by the largely Democrat-supporting group in recent weeks.
“Dangerous MOBS of far-left groups are running through our streets and causing absolute mayhem,” the banned ad reads. “They are DESTROYING our cities and rioting – it’s absolute madness.”
The ad also said it was important for Americans to come together and “send a united message that we will not stand for their radical actions any longer.” They called on readers to make a public statement and add their name to a petition to stand with the President against Antifa. Underneath the words was a large red triangle, pointing downwards to a “Learn More” button and link that took people to a page where they could add their name to the list.
Incredibly, Facebook took the word of several far-left organizations (who often defend Antifa) who claimed that the red triangle was a hate symbol. Their excuse? They claimed that the triangle was used by the Nazis in concentration camps.
Media Matters claimed in a tweet (and report) that Facebook “let the Trump campaign run 88 ads with an inverted red triangle – an infamous Nazi symbol.”
The Trump War Room account responded by pointing out that the red triangle was, in fact, an emoji…and that it had also been widely used by Antifa!
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
Trump’s re-election team also referenced the links between Antifa and the red triangle in a comment given to New York Daily News.
Campaign spokesperson Ken Farnaso said the symbol has been widely used on Antifa-branded merchandise and products.
So why did Facebook decide to censor the ad?