In line with a report from Vice’s Motherboard, rapper Lil B—a.ok.a. TheBasedGod—has been quickly banned from Fb for violating the positioning’s insurance policies on hate speech, with the offending posts rapidly being eliminated by Fb. On Twitter, Lil B defined that he was for “speaking about white folks,” and the Motherboard publish notes that a variety of black activists have additionally not too long ago been banned for making statements about white folks on Fb. Now, after some predictable backlash to the ban, Lil B has shared the posts in query:
Fb can also be commenting on the ban now, explaining that it’ll final for 30 days and that it comes from “no less than 5 violations” of the positioning’s insurance policies (although Lil B says he was solely notified of two). As for why this violated the insurance policies within the first place, a Fb spokesperson defends the choice by suggesting it could be clearer “in case you have been to vary ‘white’ to one thing else, like ‘black individuals are the issue, they’re so violent.’” The spokesperson additionally provides that the positioning’s hate speech insurance policies “apply equally to all races” and are “race-neutral.”
After all, anybody who has ever been on Fb can let you know that it doesn’t actually work like that, and Motherboard offered Fb with a variety of posts that would appear to violate the coverage however someway don’t. The spokesperson mentioned that she must run particular posts by the group operations crew, however she guessed that numerous seemingly racist content material on Fb isn’t apparent sufficient to be flagged.