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Twitter Removes Ye’s Inflammatory Post as Musk Faces Pressure Over Content

It comes as a coalition of several civil-rights groups said they plan to exert more pressure on Twitter advertisers to stop spending.

Kanye West
Kanye WestPhotographer: Theo Wargo/Getty Images

Twitter Inc. removed a tweet from Ye for violating its terms of service as new owner Elon Musk comes under pressure from advertisers and civil-rights groups over the social-media firm’s content-moderation efforts.

Ye, the Black rapper and designer formerly known as Kanye West, had suggested in his tweet that calling someone antisemitic was a coded way of using a racial slur against African Americans. Ye has become a lightning rod for criticism in recent weeks for his offensive comments about Jews. Adidas AG, Gap Inc. and Balenciaga have dropped their partnerships with the artist.