Boris Johnson got involved in Wiley today when thousands of boys boycotted Twitter for 48 hours for not banning the rapper for a number of anti-Semitic and racist tweets, as Instagram also didn't punish the "Godfather of Dirt".
The prime minister believed that the rapper's social media posts were "heinous" and warned that "social media companies must go much further and faster to remove such hateful content," said his official spokesman.
The grime artist received an MBE from Prince William for services to British music in 2018 – but critics have now asked him to lose honor of his evil comments.
Lord Sugar, Rachel Riley, Gary Lineker, Tracy-Ann Oberman and British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis lead the "strike" on Twitter after accusing the company of "intensifying hatred" and not creating a "safe space" for Jews .
They are angry after Twitter decided to delete about 10 of Wiley's anti-Semitic tweets instead of suspending his account for comparing Jews to the Ku Klux Klan and sharing a wild conspiracy theory that four out of five slave owners were Jews.
Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, has not deleted any of the same messages on Wiley's account. The British grime star is still releasing videos of his anti-Semitic claims, including his bizarre claim that Jews systematically exploit black artists in the music industry.
In one of several swamp-laden short films that Instagram left untouched yesterday, Wiley refused to withdraw and said to his 450,000 followers, “You sent 12 police officers to my home. I told you you keep proving my point of view. & # 39;
And in response to the claim that he was a racist, he tweeted on Friday: "I'm not a racist. I've noticed how much you've taken the P ** s that are all you cowards fuck," and his Critics referred to as "wrong" -uns & # 39 ;.
Boris Johnson is the latest big name to tell Twitter why it took Wiley posts to be removed. They claimed that Jews systematically exploited black artists in the music industry and claimed to have Jewish control over the slave trade
The artist from East London also published widespread conspiracy theories against the Jewish community on Instagram that were still on the platform this afternoon.
What is the Twitter boycott? Which celebrities have joined?
The Twitter boycott saw thousands of politicians, celebrities, and others leave the platform for 48 hours from 9AM GMT.
They take measures to highlight the platform's inaction against anti-Semitic contributions.
Rapper Wiley's posts that attacked the Jewish community remained open for more than 12 hours.
Below is one List of celebrities and politicians who supported the campaign::
Tracy-Ann Oberman, actress
Lord Alan Sugar, entrepreneur
Ayesha Hazarika, editor
Rachel Riley, television presenter
Work against anti-Semitism
Ephraim Mirvis, British Chief Rabbi
Gary Lineker, television presenter
Lisa Nandy, MP and Shadow Secretary of State
Stella Creasy, Labor MP
Kathy Burke, actress
Luciana Berger, former Labor MP
Caroline Flint, Labor MP
Jessie Ware, artist
Jess Phillips, Labor MP
Sophie Ellis-Bextor, artist
Robert Webb, peepshow actor
Armando Iannucci, director
Campaign against anti-Semitism
And thousands of others
He is facing a police investigation and demands that his MBE, which he received in 2018, be withdrawn. The "Godfather of Dirt", real name Richard Cowie, was also dropped by his management.
His contributions to nearly half a million followers claimed that Jews systematically exploit black artists in the music industry and compared them to the Ku Klux Klan.
Twitter has previously said that "abuse and harassment" have no place in its service. Facebook, which Instagram owns, said Instagram was "not a place for hate speech." Both claim to have blocked his account for seven days. But they are under pressure to do more.
Oberman, who has appeared in hit shows like Friday Night Dinner, Doctor Who, and the Tracey Ullman show, thanked friends for joining the boycott before stepping back from the platform for 48 hours.
She also accused Twitter of manually trying to remove the hashtag #NoSafePlaceForJewHate.
"Interesting @twitter tried to MANUALLY stop the hashtag #NoSafeSpaceForJewHate by removing it from the number 2 trend worldwide," she said.
& # 39; Perfect example @jack for your website that has prejudices. #Stop it. #NoSafeSpaceForJewHate. Thank you for changing it. Whoever just did it at @twitter HQ will keep the tag. & # 39;
Politicians who support the boycott include Labor MPs Stella Creasy and Jess Phillips, and conservative MP Brendan Clarke-Smith.
The Labor Party's official account tweeted its support, but said that as the official opposition, it is his duty to hold the government accountable and that they cannot afford to be absent on social media platforms.
The Jewish Chronicle also supports the campaign and publishes: "We are now saying #NoSafeSpaceForJewHate and are leaving Twitter by 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday."
The British Chief Rabbi wrote to Twitter boss Jack Dorsey and Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg and said: “That must not stop there. Your inactivity is complicity. & # 39;
Wiley announced yesterday that 12 policemen had visited his home in East London after the criticism.
His posts have been rated as "poison", "mean" and "shameful" by social media users.
The anti-Semitism campaign called for Wiley to be prosecuted for inciting racial hatred, for his MBE to be revoked, and for Twitter and Instagram to delete his accounts.
"Wiley got involved in an escalating rant today that culminated in the request to shoot Jews and wage black people in the" war "against them," they said yesterday.
"After a day comparing Jews to the Ku Klux Klan and claiming that Jews cheated on him and were" snakes, "Wiley tweeted that Jews should" keep some corn. "
& # 39; This is a slang expression that means they should be shot. He added: "Jewish community, you deserve it".
They added, “Wiley has many hundreds of thousands of followers on social media, and we saw today that a significant number of them really believe in the hatred that he spreads.
"We treat this as a very serious matter that needs to be answered with the firmest answers."
In a chatter, Wiley said, “Listen to me, the Jewish community of Israel is not your country. I'm so sorry. The Star of David is our thing. Some people have felt too comfortable in countries that do not belong to them. & # 39;
He later wrote: & # 39; There are two groups of people that nobody really wanted to challenge, #Jewish & #KKK, but when you've been in business for 20 years, you start to understand why … Red necks are the KKK and the Jewish people are the law … Work it out. & # 39;
He added: "If you work for a company owned by two Jewish men and definitely challenge the Jewish community, you will of course be fired."
In an apparently non-apologetic video posted on Instagram last night, Wiley said, "You see, you sent 12 policemen to my house. That's why I told you that you keep proving my point of view. You keep proving my point of view.
"Anyway, Sky News."
Wilson's Twitter page today. Many tweets were blocked, but the account was not blocked
Yesterday, Ms. Patel wrote on Twitter: "Wiley's anti-Semitic posts are hideous."
Wiley made a number of fancy claims on his Twitter feed that led to complaints
In a tweet he compares the Jewish people with the Ku Klux Klan (picture)
The singer's manager, John Woolf, completely distanced himself from his client's messages. He said to MailOnline: & # 39; & # 39; To be very clear here. I do not endorse or tolerate what Wiley said in any form online today. I am a proud Jewish man and I am deeply shocked and sad, but what he said. Given today's tweets, I'm talking to key characters in my community. This behavior and hateful speech are not acceptable to me. & # 39;
Priti Patel hit Twitter because it had taken so long to remove the posts and said yesterday: “Wiley's anti-Semitic posts are hideous.
"They couldn't have stayed on Twitter and Instagram for so long, and I asked them for a full explanation.
"Social media companies have to act much faster to remove such horrific hatred from their platforms."
Some of Wiley's posts have now been removed from Twitter and he has been excluded from the platform for seven days.
A spokesman for Facebook, who owns Instagram, said there was no place for hate speech on Instagram.
Twitter and Facebook have previously been accused of not doing enough to stop hate speech and malicious content from spreading on their platforms.
The government is currently preparing a new regulation to make online businesses more accountable.
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