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Talib Kweli blocked from Twitter

Rapper Talib Kweli has been locked out of his Twitter account after refusing to remove the business details of a Texas lawyer who has posted racist and homophobic threats online.
The Get By hitmaker fell foul of Twitter officials on Wednesday (08Nov17) after calling out the user @realjvld for attacking multiple people online using inappropriate slurs, posts which have since gotten him suspended from the social media site.
Kweli discovered the man behind the account was a practicing lawyer registered with the Texas Bar Association, and decided to share his company information, which is publicly available on the Internet, with his followers as a warning against hiring his services.
The tweet prompted Twitter bosses to intervene, accusing Kweli of “inciting harassment”, and giving him the choice of either deleting the message or being blocked from accessing his profile.
The hip-hop star stood by his actions and was subsequently prevented from logging on to his Twitter page, so he took to Instagram and Facebook to alert fans to his predicament.
“So @twitter just locked my account because I refused to delete the address and phone number of the lawyer that posted this tweet as well as many other violent tweets about murdering ppl (people), calling ppl n**ger and f**got,” he captioned a collage of the lawyer’s offensive posts, which included a picture of a noose and the words: “Look good and hard at this picture you f**king n**ger. It’s where I am going to put your neck.”
Kweli went on to defend his decision to share the lawyer’s contact information online, arguing he is simply doing his “duty for humanity”.
“This lawyer… was vile enough to be suspended from twitter but what about the community he is supposed to serve?” he asked. “Do they not deserve a way to contact him and ask why he does this? Are racist, violent business owners no longer held accountable in America? Twitter claims i am inciting harassment. Of this f**king guy.”
He concluded his post by vowing to ditch Twitter if they failed to understand where he was coming from, adding, “If twitter wants to keep this guy protected from accountability they (can) keep their app. It’s not needed.”

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