A 20th-century icon of hate emerges in a very 21st-century context.
The Trump campaign began running ads on June 3 asking Americans to “make a public statement and add your name to stand with President Trump against ANTIFA.” The visual on some of those ads was an inverted red triangle. And though the ads have been running for weeks, they were just removed by Facebook, after a MediaMatters story on them published today. A Facebook spokesperson told MediaMatters in a statement that they removed the posts in question “for violating our policy against organized hate. Our policy prohibits using a banned hate group’s symbol to identify political prisoners without the context that condemns or discusses the symbol.” Here’s everything you need to know about this symbol of hate.
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