London | The social network Twitter has closed the account of the rapper british Wiley, six days after the publication of anti-semitic messages and apologized Wednesday for being late to act.
Twitter has found itself under the fire of criticism, including from the british government, on Monday, after the rapper posted messages then deleted as deemed anti-semitic.
“After investigation, our teams have been suspended permanently, the account in question for repeated violations of our policy on content that is hateful,” said a spokesman for Twitter.
“We strongly condemn anti-semitism” and “are sorry for not having acted quickly enough,” added this source.
The association for the fight against antisemitism, The Campaign against antisemitism was pleased that Twitter has ended up to act, but believed that the social network has done ” too little, too late “. “It is at least a beginning for the social network deeply irresponsible,” said the association in a press release.
Wiley, considered one of the pioneers of the music grime, had initially been banned from Twitter and Instagram for up to seven days after a series of comments, then deleted, on which the police launched an investigation.
Facebook (owner of Instagram) has banned the rapper from its platforms Tuesday.
The british minister of the Interior Priti Patel had written to the giants of the social networks to ask why these messages were still visible more than twelve hours before being removed.
The critics had given rise to a movement to boycott 48 hours of Twitter launched Monday in the Uk.