TikTok has become the latest social media platform to delete Wiley’s account.
The move comes following a multi-day antisemitic tirade by the grime artist, a global 48-hour walkout from social media in protest at technology companies’ toleration of antisemitism on their platforms, and a successful effort by Campaign Against Antisemitism and others to pressure Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube to remove Wiley from their networks. We even literally shone a light on Twitter’s racism at its London headquarters.
Campaign Against Antisemitism has called for Wiley to prosecuted, for his MBE to be revoked – and the Cabinet Office has confirmed to us that it has opened a case – and for his 2019 Ivors Inspiration Award to be rescinded.
We have also launched two petitions: one calling for racists like Wiley to be stripped of their MBEs, which can be signed here, and the other calling for the Government to bring forward Online Harms Bill this year, which can be signed here.
Following Wiley’s antisemitic rant, 700 musicians and members of the music industry signed a letter decrying racism.
Campaign Against Antisemitism continues its robust engagement with social media companies over the content that they enable to be published, and we continue to make representations to the Government in this connection.