The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, said on Sunday she had asked Twitter & Instagram for a full explanation of why anti-semitic comments made by rap artist Willey remained on the social media platforms 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 artists in the music industry.
The anti-Semitic posts from Wiley are abhorrent, 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.Priti Patel, Home Secretary
A spokesperson from Facebook, the parent company of Instagram replied saying:
There is no place for hate speech on Instagram. We have deleted content that violates our policies from this account and have blocked access to it for seven days.Facebook Spokesperson
John Woolf, of A-List Management, has said he would no longer represent the artist.
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