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Facebook bans rapper Lil B for 'hate speech' posts

US rapper Lil B, known for his outspoken views on social media, is facing a 30-day ban under Facebook’s hate speech policies. The musician has expressed anger over the suspension and fans have criticised the ban on Twitter. Facebook said some of his posts violated its policies on hate speech. The posts, according to publications with which he later shared the messages, related to white people and gun violence. Political news website The Hill republished two of the banned posts. They read: “White people are the only ones who really…

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'Hate speech' tweets painted at Twitter HQ in protest

A German satirist who claims Twitter is failing to delete hate speech has captured the firm’s attention offline – by stencilling the offending messages outside its Hamburg office. Shahak Shapira, who is Jewish, said he had reported 300 incidents of hate speech in six months, but Twitter had responded to just nine. A YouTube video has emerged showing Mr Shapira stencilling 30 tweets. “Germany needs a final solution to Islam,” reads one. “Let’s gas the Jews,” says another, in reference to the Nazis’ murder of six million Jews during World…

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