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Facebook Bans Rapper Lil B For Using 'hate Speech'

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Facebook has banned US rapper Lil B from the social media platform for 30 days for allegedly violating its hate-speech policies.

Media outlets reproduced the banned posts that Facebook deleted from the rapper's account, and they remain on Twitter.

They 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 - Lil B."

"White people so scared they the reason why guns are a problem if white people put down the gunze we all be safe but nope! They violent - Lil B."

Lil B's another related post still remains on Facebook: "Do the white nationalists or the KKK or Neo Nazis really hate me? I don't believe it and I love them! I'm serious I love all humans."

Lil B, also known as the BasedGod, responded to the restriction on Twitter: "Found out Facebook banned me for 30 days because I was talking about white people… got it."

The 28 year-old musician, who is known for his outspoken views on social media, discussed the intersection of white nationalism and gun violence in America after 59 people were killed in a mass shooting by a white man in Las Vegas.

Prominent black activists like DiDi Delgado have accused Facebook of preventing them from talking about systemic racism on the social network.

In an interview with tech website Motherboard, a Facebook spokeswoman defended the decision saying that the site's hate speech policies apply equally to all races and are "race-neutral."

This is not the first time that Lil B is denied entry to the application. In 2004, he was debarred for posts related to racial issues and sex trafficking.

by RTT Staff Writer

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