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Twitter finally bans Wiley over anti-Semitic tweets

TWITTER has apologised for being slow to act as it ‘permanently suspended’ rapper Wiley six days after he posted anti-Semitic tweets.

The social media giant was criticised after the grime star, whose real name is Richard Cowie, was first given only a temporary suspension for a series of anti-Jewish posts on Friday. Twitter said: ‘We strongly condemn anti-Semitism.’

Wiley (pictured) apologised for ‘generalising’ in his social media posts. ‘My comments should not have been directed to all Jews or Jewish people,’ he told Sky News. Facebook banned him from its platforms on Tuesday.