Facebook bans rapper Lil B for 'hate speech' posts

US rapper Lil B, identified for his outspoken views on social media, is dealing with a 30-day ban underneath Fb’s hate speech insurance policies.

The musician has expressed anger over the suspension and followers have criticised the ban on Twitter.

Fb stated a few of his posts violated its insurance policies on hate speech.

The posts, in accordance with publications with which he later shared the messages, associated to white folks and gun violence.

Political information web site The Hill republished two of the banned posts.

They learn: “White individuals are the one ones who actually love they weapons U can inform they’re violent folks! I do not reside in concern I do not want a gun – Lil B.”

“White folks so scared they the rationale why weapons are an issue if white folks put down the gunze all of us be secure however nope! They vilent – Lil B.”


In 2014, Lil B confronted an analogous ban.

Fb is just not commenting on the present suspension however the BBC understands that the rapper is alleged to have violated its hate speech insurance policies a lot of occasions.

The social media’s group requirements web page features a part on reporting abuse and states that the implications for violating its requirements will range relying on the severity of the violation.

In an interview with tech web site Motherboard, a Fb spokeswoman defended its resolution saying that the positioning’s hate speech insurance policies apply equally to all races and are “race-neutral”.


Printed at Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:29:47 +0000