Jul 27, 2020

Wiley: Priti Patel probes Twitter and Instagram delay in removing 'appalling' posts

The home secretary has demanded a "Full explanation" from Twitter and Instagram on why anti-Semitic posts by rapper Wiley were not removed more quickly. He has been temporarily banned from both Twitter and Instagram. Priti Patel said the posts were anti-Semitic and "Abhorrent". Wiley, 41, known as the "Godfather of grime", shared conspiracy theories and insulted Jewish people on his Instagram and Twitter accounts, which together have more than 940,000 followers. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said the steps taken by Twitter and Instagram were not enough.

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