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World UK critical of Twitter, Instagram for being slow to remove Wiley's posts

18:05  26 july  2020
18:05  26 july  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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Wiley is facing a police investigation after comments appeared on his social media accounts on Friday asserting that Jews systematically exploited "The anti-Semitic posts from Wiley are abhorrent," Patel said on Twitter . "They should not have been able to remain on Twitter and Instagram for so long

Wiley is facing a police investigation after comments appeared on his social media accounts on Friday asserting that Jews systematically exploited Black “The anti-Semitic posts from Wiley are abhorrent,” Patel said on Twitter . “They should not have been able to remain on Twitter and Instagram for so

LONDON (Reuters) - British interior minister Priti Patel said on Sunday she had asked Twitter and Instagram for a full explanation of why anti-Semitic comments made by rap artist Wiley remained on the social media platforms for so long.

Wiley wearing a suit and tie: Wiley arrives for the Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in London, © Reuters/Neil Hall Wiley arrives for the Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in London,

Wiley is facing a police investigation after comments appeared on his social media accounts on Friday asserting that Jews systematically exploited Black artists in the music industry, continuing a pattern of exploitation dating back to the slave trade.

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Grime artist Wiley is banned from Twitter for seven days but NOT Instagram over string of anti-Semitic posts that compared Jewish people to the Ku Klux Klan. A number of tweets have now been removed . Pictured: DJ Spoony, who took to Twitter to condemn Wiley ' s tweets . e wrote on Twitter

UK rapper Wiley is being investigated by the police and has been dropped from his management label following a bizarre outburst in which he posted a series of anti-Semitic Twitter and Instagram are being called on to remove Wiley ’ s accounts, which have over 940,000 followers combined.

a person wearing a suit and tie: Britain's Home Secretary, Priti Patel, speaks to the media near to the scene of reported multiple stabbings in Reading © Reuters/Peter Nicholls Britain's Home Secretary, Priti Patel, speaks to the media near to the scene of reported multiple stabbings in Reading

"The anti-Semitic posts from Wiley are abhorrent," Patel said on Twitter.

"They should not have been able to remain on Twitter and Instagram for so long and I have asked them for a full explanation. Social media companies must act much faster to remove such appalling hatred from their platforms."

Twitter has deleted some anti-Semitic statements on Wiley's Twitter account.

Wiley, 41, whose real name is Richard Cowie, released a number one single in Britain in 2012 and had several other top 10 hits. He received a UK government honour for his contribution to music in 2018.

John Woolf, of A-List Management, has said he would no longer represent the artist.

(Reporting by Elizabeth Piper. Editing by Jane Merriman)

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