Lil B Discloses Facebook Posts That Got Him Suspended From The Platform
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(AllHipHop News) Lil B was suspended from Facebook for 30 days. The California native was accused of posting "hate speech."
Lil B sent the alleged offending FB posts to Motherboard. One message read, "White people are the only ones who really love they guns U can tell they are violent people! I don't live in fear I don't need a gun."
The social media company explained their decision to the outlet. Facebook spokesperson Ruchika Budhraja defended Lil B's suspension.
"I think if you were to change 'white' to something else, like 'black people are the problem, they're so violent'—if you just took a step back and replaced it with anything else, those are the type of things that our hate speech policies are intended to capture and they apply equally to all races," stated Budhraja. "They are race-neutral."
Facebook is not the only social network in the news for restricting a celebrity's use of the platform. Twitter is facing heavy criticism for temporarily banning Rose McGowan, one of the women accusing Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse.
"We have been in touch with Ms. McGowan's team. We want to explain that her account was temporarily locked because one of her Tweets included a private phone number, which violates our Terms of Service," tweeted the company on Thursday.