Britain’s Chief Rabbi accuses Twitter and Facebook of being ‘complicit’ in anti-Semitic hatred


BRITAIN’S Chief Rabbi has accused Twitter and Facebook of being “complicit” in anti-Semitic hatred.

Ephraim Mirvis joined leading celebs, politicians and faith leaders in a 48-hour boycott of the social media giants.

Britain’s Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis

Grime rapper Wiley is accused of anti-Semitism

It was in protest at their slow response over grime rapper Wiley’s slurs against Jews.

In Monday’s blistering letter, the Chief Rabbi wrote: “This cannot be allowed to stand. Your inaction amounts to complicity.”

Boris Johnson also lashed out at them for taking too long to remove the “abhorrent” messages. The Prime Minister’s spokesman said on Monday: “Social media companies need to go much further and faster in removing hateful content such as this.”

Police are investigating a series of comments made on the musician’s Twitter and Facebook-owned Instagram accounts on Friday that led to him being banned from both for seven days.

Wiley’s tweets were still visible 12 hours after being shared, triggering accusations Twitter was “ignoring anti-Semitism”.

Using the hashtag #NoSafeSpaceForJewHate, a number of high-profile Twitter users have announced their support for a planned boycott of the site in protest over the company’s handling of the incident.

New regulation to hold online companies to account is being prepared by ministers.

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