West Coast hip-hop manager Wack 100 and Pete Rock want Minster Louis Farrakhan back. The rap personalities have joined a growing movement of celebs pushing for Facebook to unban the Nation of Islam leader.
Both Wack and Pete went to their Instagram pages this week to speak up for the minister.
Yesterday, West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg voiced his personal issues with Facebook’s ban.
Yesterday, Facebook sent shockwaves through the media after announcing banning Farrakhan and other high-profile celebs.
Facebook announced Thursday afternoon that it had designated some high-profile people, including Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who’s notorious for using anti-Semitic language, and right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, as “dangerous” and said it will be purging them from its platforms. On Thursday, Jones and InfoWars will be barred from Instagram as well. Other people banned on Thursday included Paul Nehlen, an anti-Semite who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2016 and 2018, and fringe right-wing media personalities Laura Loomer, Milo Yiannopoulos and Paul Joseph Watson. (CNN)
In addition to Facebook, the social media giant has reportedly removed his content from Instagram.
Minister Louis Farrakhan‘s profile was one of many marked “dangerous” removed from Facebook and its other services including Instagram and dedicated fan pages. In February, Farrakhan said “the powerful Jews are my enemy” during his Saviours’ Day speech in Chicago. The Mark Zuckerberg-created platform has been under heavy scrutiny about the amount of extremist content and hate speech that appears on the service. The latest ban comes just one month after the company extended its ban on hateful content to include anyone that supports or promotes White nationalism and White separatism. (EBONY)