Facebook finally banned Donald Trump’s literal Nazi ads from his campaign

United States President Donald J. Trump Departure

Mark Zuckerburg is an awful person who allows the worst propaganda to live and thrive on Facebook. But it looks like someone just found the line Zuckerberg is unwilling to cross? That line: actual Nazi ads for Donald Trump. As in, these were the Trump campaign’s ACTUAL ADS. They were not done by some superpac or campaign-adjacent group. The Trump campaign was making actual Nazi ads.

Facebook on Thursday removed advertisements posted on its platform by the Trump campaign that prominently featured a symbol used by Nazis to classify political prisoners during World War II, saying the imagery violated company policy.

The Trump campaign had used the ads, with a picture of a large red triangle, to inveigh against antifa, a loose collective of anti-fascist protesters that President Trump has blamed for violence and vandalism during the nationwide protests against racial injustice. There is scant evidence that antifa has been involved in any coordinated campaigns during the demonstrations.

“Dangerous MOBS of far-left groups are running through our streets and causing absolute mayhem,” the campaign’s Facebook ads said. Beneath the text was the red triangle, a symbol that Nazis used to identify Communists and other political prisoners in concentration camps, just as they used a pink triangle to identify people they labeled as homosexual.

It was not clear if the Trump campaign was familiar with the origin of the symbol, which was reclaimed after World War II by some anti-fascists in Britain and Germany, in the same way that various political groups over the years have reclaimed words and symbols used to oppress them.

[From The New York Times]

“It was not clear if the Trump campaign was familiar with the origin of the symbol.” Narrator’s voice: The Trump campaign was familiar with the origin of the Nazi symbol they used. They were so familiar with it, they bought 88 ads specifically. The “88” is a cute little code that neo-Nazis use. “H” is the eighth letter of the alphabet, so 88 is Heil Hitler. They knew.

Meanwhile, on the Nazi chief’s Twitter, he posted a fake CNN segment and Twitter labeled it “manipulated media.” I can’t.

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  1. Athyrmose says:

    The first sentence of each ad was also 14 words. (Just google “14 words,” if you’re curious).

    The bar is in hell.

  2. Tiffany says:

    Facebook owns Instagram, so you can bet that is where those ads are going to be.

    We are not as stupid as Facebook thinks we are. They ain’t returning that ad money.

    • SomeChick says:

      FB should not return the money. They knowingly violated the almighty TOS. It would be really stupid to run those ads anywhere. I’ve seen this posted in numerous places. There would be an uproar. They can advertise on the Daily Stormer where that horse manure belongs.

  3. Michael says:

    I wonder if this is how it happened in Germany when Hitler rose to power. Large swaths of the population simply looking the other way or maybe even secretly rooting for the madman. Just saw a quote from Trump’s own mother where she called him an idiot. She also said she hopes he never goes into politics because he would be a disaster. She was right on both counts

  4. Swack says:

    When I see two young ones running like this I think they are playing. Kids chase other kids for no reason. Also, can a 2 year old be racist? Also, can CNN sue?

    • manda says:

      My heart breaks that this sweet video of two little boys–best friends–playing has been manipulated in this way AND that there are a not insignificant amount of people that believe it. I think I’m going to start friday night early today

    • shanaynay says:

      Personally I believe that yes a two year old can be racist if that is all he/she hears from their parents. Children hear and mirror what their parents say.

  5. sherry says:

    Trump, who owns a collection of Hitler’s speeches, knows exactly what this symbol means!

    • Ann says:

      So does out and proud Hitler fan boy Stephen Miller.

      • Persistent Cat says:

        That fucker is absolutely behind those ads. trump isn’t smart enough to know that.

      • anon says:

        Yes, this is Miller’s revenge for losing the DACA supreme appeal.

        It always freaks me out so much how many nazi and white supremacist Jews there are running around at the moment, like people with no self-awareness whatsoever.

    • KellyRyan says:

      Nixon as well. Dumpty’s history is fraught with following corruption. Roy Cohn, Dumptys first mentor.

  6. Mabs A'Mabbin says:


    And Republicans sit and watch. Motherf*ckers.

  7. BUBS says:

    88? HH? Inverted triangles? These symbols were used INTENTIONALLY! Donald Trump cannot be normal. I know we sometimes make jokes about his stupidity but I think there’s something deeply sinister about this man – and his supporters. Another four years, and I promise you, it’ll be a much different America. We think we’ve seen evil? It’ll be nothing compared to another four years when this man knows he needs nothing more from the electorate! Vote, people…Vote Blue!!!

    • Valerie says:

      One of the pre-programmed phrases Trump Bots come with is “These people are sick,” which is just another massive projection. They, the Trump administration and his supporters on the ground, are beyond sick — They’re riddled with disease.

  8. mara says:


  9. ClaireB says:

    I’d like to have footage of the moment the light went on in Zuckerberg’s head.

    • anon says:

      I don’t think it was Zuckerberg’s decision… he really doesn’t care. He’s evil.

  10. KellyRyan says:

    Twitter needs to be called out. He was inciting violence this morning.

  11. adastraperaspera says:

    The Biden administration is going to have to shut down Facebook. It’s nothing but a propaganda machine specifically designed for authoritarians to divide and manipulate populations. This short article explains one characteristic of Facebook in the Soviet context that’s called “collective demonization.” (It’s similar to the”public shaming” method pushed on China by Mao and so tragically carried out during the Cultural Revolution.) Trump’s tweets play a purposeful role of disseminating the messages that Facebook’s algorithms have found are the most divisive. But this is not just him finding things he “likes” and passing them on– it’s all coordinated messaging.


    • anon says:

      An article defending Barri Weiss’ defense of Tom Cotton’s article that defended the use of Military force against peaceful American protesters… ok.

  12. Sam the Pink says:

    Zuckerberg is a force for evil. He claims it’s about neutrality, but you can’t be neutral in matters like this. Neutral is choosing the side that thinks using overt Nazi propaganda is funny.

    And we’re not even exaggerating now. I know the term Nazi gets thrown around a lot, including times when it may not be wholly deserved, but goddamn – this is actual, genuine Nazi imagery showing up in electoral ads, and a massive social media network permitting it.

    Don’t use Facebook. I know it’s hard, but it’s not worth it. Don’t support them. If you can delete it, do so. If you can’t (and I won’t judge, because sometimes it’s the only way to keep in touch with some people), use it as little as possible. And above all, do NOT click on the ads. Don’t do anything that can drive their ad revenue. Zuckerberg has proven that the only thing he cares for is money.

  13. Miasys says:

    Facebbok is a little too little and a little too late. Good for finally calling him on his bs but the fact that this ad was even allowed up enrages me. This put me through the roof. I thought I had outrage fatigue, because it seemed like none of the cascades of daily offenses mattered enough to change anything. But this… I’m struggling to find words for how awful, repellent and horrifying it is. This is not a lowkey dog whistle- it’s overt and deliberate. Anyone who still supports him supports white supremacy, nazis, racism and bigotry. There’s no dodging or sugarcoating it.

  14. Malificent says:

    Trump is, as always, clueless. But you can bet that Stephen Miller knew exactly what he was doing.

    And even if it was “accidental” — it’s easy to research. My grandparents were from Scandinavia, and my kid likes to wear T-shirts with Norse runes on them. Unfortunately, so many of those symbols have been co-opted by white supremacists that I don’t buy him anything with Norse symbols or writing without checking the hate symbol databases for the ADL and Southern Poverty Law Center. Takes about 5 minutes….

    • anon says:

      It was not accidental. It was deliberate white supremacist messaging produced by a jewish man who spent his honeymoon at Hitler’s summer house.

  15. adastraperaspera says:

    Northface just pulled all ads out of Facebook.