Some of Twitter's users have boycotted the platform for 48 hours as a protest against its lack of action on anti-Semitism. The action was taken in response to music artist Wiley's tweets that he shared this Friday. Twitter deleted some of his posts, but was still criticized on taking time to act and not deleting all of the tweets.
The 48 hours walkout from Twitter is being joined by several famous figures, with the hashtag "#NoSafeSpaceForJewHate" being surfaced.
As a result of the protests against Wiley, his tweets are currently under police investigation and the artist has been temporarily banned from Twitter as well as Instagram.
Among the well-known personalities who initiated the boycott movement is actress and writer Tracy-Ann Oberman, who stated that Twitter allowed Wiley 48 hours of "pure race hate". Other important people who are participating in the protest are TV presenter Rachel Riley, singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor, comedian Robert Webb, radio presenter and activist Maajid Nawaz, actor Jason Isaacs, and businessman Lord Sugar.
Several MPs from different parties have also said that they would take part in the movement, including former Green Party leader Caroline Lucas and Conservative MP Jane Stevenson. Moreover, a few American organizations are also part of the walkout, including the Jewish Chronicle newspaper and the American Jewish Committee.
All of the participants have vowed to not use Twitter from Monday morning to Wednesday morning.