On Thursday, Facebook removed 88 ads posted by the accounts of President Donald Trump, the Trump campaign, and Vice President Mike Pence that the social media giant said were “violating our policy against organized hate.” Referring to a graphical element in the advertisements (an upside-down red triangle, which is a symbol used by the Nazi party in World War II to identify political dissidents in concentration camps), a Facebook spokesperson wrote, “Our policy prohibits using a banned hate group’s symbol to identify political prisoners without the context that condemns or discusses the symbol.”

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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is a business advisor and technology consultant. He helps Fortune 500 companies with digital transformation, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn's Top Voice in Technology, he is the co-host of "Think About This with Shelly Palmer & Ross Martin." He covers tech and business for Good Day New York, writes a weekly column for Adweek, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC, and writes a popular daily business blog. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com

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