Facebook bans rapper Lil B for ‘hate speech’ posts

US rapper Lil B, recognized 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 enthusiasts have criticised the ban on Twitter.

Facebook mentioned a few of his posts violated its insurance policies on hate speech.

The posts, according to publications with which he later shared the messages, associated to white people and gun violence.

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

They learn: “White persons are the one ones who actually love they weapons U can tell they are violent individuals! I Do Not live in concern I are not looking for a gun – Lil B.”

“White people so scared they the this is why weapons are a problem if white people put down the gunze we all be safe however nope! They vilent – Lil B.”


In 2014, Lil B faced a an identical ban.

Fb will not be commenting on the present suspension however the BBC understands that the rapper is speculated to have violated its hate speech insurance policies quite a lot of times.

The social media’s group standards page features a section on reporting abuse and states that the consequences for violating its requirements will vary depending on the severity of the violation.

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

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