Facebook has removed an advertisement from its website that featured a graphic image of a bloody handprint on a man’s head.
The advertisement, which appeared in Facebook’s newsfeed on Thursday, was a response to a post by the pro-Trump American Nazi Party, which said the logo was a reference to Hitler’s death.
The party said the “Nazi” image is “racist, bigoted, and anti-Semitic,” according to a Facebook post.
“This is a reminder to everyone who may be thinking about posting a racist, bigotry, or hate speech, to do so in a responsible and respectful way,” the post said.
“The best way to do this is to avoid the subject and just share the message.”
The image was removed from the page Friday afternoon.
“We removed the offending advertisement today because it was not in line with our community standards,” Facebook said in a statement.
“In a way, it makes sense: the poster’s message was very clear: that Nazi symbols are disgusting and dangerous, and they should be removed.”
Facebook has not said how the poster who posted the ad was connected to the Nazi party, but it has been a topic of discussion on the social network.
In recent months, Facebook has taken a more aggressive stance against hate speech and the right-wing, or alt-right, movement, which is a term used to describe individuals who espouse a conservative or nationalist political agenda.