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Wiley has been permanently banned from Twitter after he launched an extensive thread of anti-Semitic messages on the social media site.

The London rapper faced widespread condemnation after posting the vitriolic messages across Instagram and Twitter last weekend.

Twitter announced on Saturday (July 25) that Wiley had been banned from the site for a week, but his account appears to have been permanently suspended as of this morning (July 29).

When searching for his profile, users are met with a message confirming his suspension and a link to Twitter’s rules and regulations.

It comes a day after Wiley was banned from Facebook after an account reportedly belonging to the rapper began calling out some of his Jewish critics.

An unverified Facebook account under his real name, Richard Kylea Cowie, subsequently mentioned a selection of Jewish celebrities — including Lord Sugar, comedian David Baddiel and BBC presenter Emma Barnett — who have all criticised the rapper.

It’s great to see a zero tolerance response coming from social platforms, hate speech is often all too rife on social media and more action is necessary to combat racist and antisemitic rhetoric.

Reported By: Jessica Rowe

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