Facebook bans rapper Lil B for alleged hate speech via posts
He has been banned from the social media platform for 30 days for violating the site's hate speech policies. (Source: Billboard) Photograph: (Others)
American rapper Lil B has been banned from Facebook for 30 days for violating the social media platform's hate speech policies.
As reported by website Motherboard, the "offending posts were deleted from the platform".
However, a Twitter user took screenshots of his original facebook posts:
On Sunday, Lil B tweeted that he was banned for "talking about white people" on the site and wrote about how his views were misconstrued as hate speech by Facebook:
Lil B and hate don’t even go together ... lil b and hate speech? Really? Lil b pushing a hate angenda? Il be silent love u - Lil B— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) October 10, 2017
Ima go back to being silent and black - Lil B— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) October 10, 2017
Can y’all ask Facebook if I can show you the 2 post they said are the reason I got suspended 30 days For? - Lil B— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) October 10, 2017
On Twitter and Facebook both, the rapper has recently called out everything from the double standards around visual codes for "threatening" and "safe" in society, to the legacy of slave ownership in the US.