A spokesperson for Boris Johnson said: “The Prime Minister would echo the comments of the Home Secretary yesterday that the antisemitic posts by Wiley are abhorrent. The Prime Minister would also echo the Home Secretary’s comments that this material should not have been able to remain on Twitter and Instagram for so long.”
The spokesman added that “social media companies need to go much further and faster in removing hateful comment such as this” and that “the message is clear: Twitter needs to do better on this.”
The comments come after Home Secretary Priti Patel also said: “The antisemitic posts from Wiley are abhorrent. They should not have been able to remain on Twitter and Instagram for so long and I have asked them for a full explanation. Social media companies must act much faster to remove such appalling hatred from their platforms.”
Campaign Against Antisemitism has joined others in walking out of Twitter and other social media platforms for 48 hours.
Those who oppose antisemitic racism are encouraged to join the walkout and to add the #TogetherAgainstAntisemitism profile badge in solidarity.
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