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Board of Deputies President calls on Facebook to delete Wiley account after new posts about Jews emerge

July 28, 2020 - Board of Deputies - Share: Twitter Facebook

Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl has called on Facebook to remove the rapper Wiley from the platform immediately, following his extended antisemitic rant on social media at the weekend.

Marie said: “We are aware that Richard Cowie – AKA Wiley – has continued his obsessive targeting of the Jewish community on Facebook, now that Twitter and Instagram are closed off to him. We have raised his conduct with Facebook as a matter of urgency and have stressed in the strongest possible terms that they should remove him from their platform as well.

“We are in additional talks with Twitter to urge them to delete Wiley’s account, especially as he has made it clear on Facebook that when he gets back on Twitter he intends to exhibit even worse behaviour.”