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27 Jul 2020

Celebrities and politicians boycott Twitter for 48 hours over response to Wiley anti-Semitic posts

Celebrities, politicians and religious leaders have joined a 48-hour boycott of the social media site Twitter, accusing it of failing to act swiftly enough to take down anti-Semitic posts by the grime artist Wiley.

Some of the offensive content remained visible for some 12 hours before being removed.

In a letter to the heads of Twitter and Facebook, the Chief Rabbi said their inaction “amounts to complicity”.

While Downing Street said the social media firms needed “to do better”.