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.
“The anti-Semitic posts from Wiley are abhorrent,” Patel said on Twitter. 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.
In reaction, Facebook in a post indicated that “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.”
Twitter has also deleted some anti-Semitic statements on Wiley’s Twitter account.