The Nation of Islam leader and American minister Louis Farrakhan was recently banned on the social media platform Facebook. Well, criticizing the decision made by Facebook, American rapper Snoop Dogg has rushed in his rescue.
Snoop, who became a part of the Nation of Islam in 2009, chose to support Louis heavily berating Facebook's decision. In fact, the rapper took to Instagram to express his anger. He wrote,
So Facebook and Instagram just banned Minister Louis Farrakhan. I want to know for what. All he ever do was tell the truth. But y’all going to ban him now. For putting truth out there? I stand with him. Ban me, m–––—. Ban me,” and urged supporters to take action on social media
Moreover, the 47 years old rapper also urged the public to stand on behalf of Louis Farrakhan in another Instagram post. He wrote,
Post your favorite Minister Farrakhan video on your Facebook or Instagram page. Show some love to a real brother. Post it right now.
Snoop Dogg To Followers: ‘Post Your Favorite Farrakhan Video’ https://t.co/plLVq4l4O4
— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) May 3, 2019
Along with Mr. Farrakhan, many other right-wing personalities like Alex Jones, Laura Loomer, Paul Joseph Watson, and Milo Yiannopoulos were booted from Facebook declaring them to "promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology."
Upon the ban of the public figures, Facebook said in a statement,
We’ve always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology, The process for evaluating potential violators is extensive and it is what led us to our decision to remove these accounts today.
While Mr. Farrakhan has made no immediate response to the ban, the Nation of Islam has made a move on its Facebook page, asking followers to sign up for emails. The post reads as follows:
The official Facebook and Instagram pages of The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan have been removed by Facebook, Inc., “We invite you and others to join our Nation of Islam email list to stay connected with Movement & Action!
Well, supporters have now launched the hashtag #WeAreFarrakhan as an attempt to condemn the Facebook decision. However, meanwhile, several American Jewish Committee has appreciated the decision made by Facebook saying,
They may have the right to spread vile hatred but Facebook has the right (and responsibility) to say ‘not on our platform.
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