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Kanye West Has Instagram Account Restricted Following Policy Violations

Kanye West has had his Instagram account restricted following violations of the platform’s user policies. A spokesperson for Meta confirmed the action in a Rolling Stone article, following a since-deleted post from Kanye deemed anti-Semitic by many users.

Though the post is no longer viewable on West’s account, a handful of publications have reported that the image in question was a screenshot of a conversation between West and fellow rapper P. Diddy, with the latter criticising West’s decision to wear a ‘White Lives Matter’ shirt recently.

Kanye West has returned to Twitter to criticise Mark Zuckerberg after being restricted on Instagram:


“I’m trying to talk to you as a black man. And I’m talking to you because this is hurting our people. Stop,” Diddy was reported as saying. West was said to have responded by telling Diddy, “Im’a use you as an example to show the Jewish people that told you to call me that no one can threaten or influence me.”

Rolling Stone also published comments issued by the American Jewish Committee condemning West’s behaviour.

“Kanye West has had a streak of rants this week that is remarkable even by his standards”,” the statement read. “Ye needs to see that words matter, especially a vicious antisemitic comment that recently surfaced on social media.”

Despite Meta’s confirmation of the restrictions, it is unclear exactly how West’s account has been affected. In response to Meta’s actions, West returned to Twitter for the first time in two years to share an image of himself with Mark Zuckerberg with the caption, “Look at this Mark. How you gone kick me off instagram.”

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