On Thursday, the social media giants banned a number of controversial figures who have been accused of using the platforms to spread hate and conspiracy theories. These individuals included Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer, Paul Nehlen and Minister Louis Farrakhan, a black nationalist who has been embraced by Snoop and many hip-hop vets.
Snoop responded to the news in an Instagram video, in which threatened to boycott the platforms over the Farrakhan ban.
"So, Facebook and Instagram banned Minister Louis Farrakhan. I want to know for what," Snoop said. "All he ever do is tell the truth. But y'all gon' ban him, though. Alright, what if we ban y'all? What if we stop fuckin' with y'all, Facebook and Instagram? The fuck y'all gonna ban Minister Louis Farrakhan? For puttin' truth out there? I stand with him. I'm with him. Ban me, mothafucka. Ban me, 'cause I'm gonna keep posting his shit."
Jay Electronica also took to social media to condemn the banning of Farrakhan.
Farrakhan has spent the last several decades leading the Nation of Islam, a political/religious movement that has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Though Farrakhan has been praised for his sermons about black empowerment, the 85-year-old has been criticized for his hate-filled comments that range from anti-Semitic to homophobic.
"We’ve always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology," a Facebook spokeswoman said in a statement to the New York Times. "The process for evaluating potential violators is extensive and it is what led us to our decision to remove these accounts today."