YouTube removes rapper Wileys channel over repeated violations – Forward

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The artist Wiley prompted a Twitter walkout of British Jews after an anti-Semitic tirade posted on the platform.

(JTA) YouTube is the latest media platform to remove Wiley over what it termed the British rappers repeated violations.

The decision to remove his channel comes after pressure by groups in the United Kingdom, including the Campaign Against Antisemitism.

Wiley was removed late last month from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram following a series of tweets widely regarded as anti-Semitic and other social media posts.

Last week YouTube, which is owned by Google, suspended monetization on Wileys videos. But on Wednesday, reports noted that Wileys YouTube channel had disappeared from the media platform.

Heres what a YouTube spokesman told The Jerusalem Post: Following repeated violations, YouTube has terminated Wileys channels from our platform.

In one video posted by the rapper in recent days, he reads the name of a Twitter user and demands to know whether she is a Jew. In another, Wiley calls on you, appearing to mean Jews, to try to take his passport away so he can see quite how much power this you has, according to the Campaign Against Antisemitism.

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