Actors, activists and performing arts organizations are staging a 48-hour protest over the platform's handling of anti-Semitic posts over the weekend by a popular British rapper.
Coming just fortnight after the notoriously toxic platform had to prevent most with a verified blue tick posting after a hack in which the great and good seemingly promised to double any Bitcoin sent to them in the next 30 minutes (bbc.co.uk) which had seemingly left CEO Jack Dorsey feeling “terrible” (forbes.com) although likely still as convinced as at the start of the year that cryptocurrencies really are the future for anything other than somewhat dubious services and vowing to help Bitcoin development with his payments company, Square (forbes.com, Jan. 2020), a situation prompting shareholders to question whether being CEO of the two organization is perhaps splitting his focus (cnet.com) and leaving his personal reputation even more fecal bearded.
But back to Wiley and his “standing out” rather than “embarrassing myself” and this week’s demonstration of social media’s inconsistent attempts to deal with anything more taxing than banning puppies in a cup with #FreedNipples:
Wiley, who has been described as the godfather of grime music, posted a string of anti-Semitic comments on his Twitter and Instagram late last week. Although some of the posts were blocked and removed, UK government officials and other public figures blasted both platforms for leaving other posts up for too long and for not doing enough overall to stop anti-Semitism.
With the undoubtedly now embarrassingly Order of the British Empire awarded rapper temporally locked out of his Twitter and then permanently banned from Fidiotbook and Instagram (from Fidiotbook) after challenging British-American comedian and presenter David Baddiel and broadcaster Emma Barnett to racism debate (dailymail.co.uk), and those digitally walkout politicians and public figures only to recommence tweeting after milking the virtue signaling on a timescale similar to a castigated celeb vowing they are leaving the hypnotically pernicious platform.
Meanwhile Inspector Knacker is seemingly “assessing material” and pondering whether at this time of Black Lives Matter demonstrations they should accept his tweeted “wanna see me” invitation rather than Home Office Chief Bully Priti Patel.
Updated 29th July 2020
With this time Twitter having to play catch up with Fidiotbook in putting a cork in the talk coming out of verified obvious arseholes (thisisnocave.blogspot.com, May 2020):
Twitter announced on Saturday (July 25) that Wiley had been banned from the site for a week, but his account appears to have been permanently suspended as of this morning (July 29).
Having already been unsurprisingly dropped by his manager, who is Jewish, with whom he now claims an argument initiating the tirade and appologising “ generalising” (dailymail.co.uk) and maintaining he is not anti-Semitic with all those hateful anti-Jewish tropes seemingly directed at just the one “snake” who does indeed happen to be Jewish, although some may find it somewhat hard to un-generalise a statement like “Jewish people you make me sick and I will not budge hold this corn”. (The cryptic “corn” and the necessity of a period between “budge” and “hold” (hitc.com)).
The Campaign Against Antisemitism says they will be contacting the Cabinet Office to ask that his MBE be revoked, but seemingly he is not too worried saying somewhat angrily that his manager has it and that it has never been in his “yard” in a self defeating exclusive interview with Sky News:
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