Facebook have banned rapper Lil B for 'hate speech'

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The Californian internet star tweeted on Sunday (October 9) that he had been banned for "talking about white people".

I texted Lil B on Tuesday night about the incident, and he sent me a screen shot of the posts that Facebook deemed offensive.

Bay Area rapper Lil B, or most popularly known as Based God on the internet, has been banned from Facebook for 30 days. The social networking giant later removed the ban. At the time, he tweeted, "WOW HAHAHAA AYYY YALL FACEBOOK JUST BANNED ME!" I don't believe it and I love them!

"Everyone let the world no that lil b Facebook has been blocked and I can't log in!"

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Lil B's last post on Facebook read, "Do the white nationalists or the KKK or Neo Nazis really hate me?"

The nature of the posts that resulted in Facebook stepping in with a 30-day suspension is unclear.

Facebook had earlier banned activist Shaun King for posting a racist message he received. Motherboard said they had not seen the posts, and screenshots were not immediately available. This is following Facebook calling his post a violation to the social media site's hate speech policies. Forms of hate speech include rhetoric that directly criticizes others based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, sex, gender, or gender identity, serious disabilities or diseases, according to the site's guidelines on community standards.

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