Facebook removes Trump ads with symbols once used by Nazis

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook has removed a campaign ad by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence that featured an upside-down red triangle.

That symbol was once used by Nazis to designate political prisoners, communists and others in concentration camps. Nathaniel Gleicher, the company’s head of security policy, confirmed at a House Intelligence Committee hearing Thursday that the ad had been removed.

He says Facebook does not permit symbols of hateful ideology “unless they’re put up with context or condemnation.”

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