After rejecting Instagram finally took down a post by Milo Yiannopoulos where the former Breitbart editor said it was “disgusting and sad” that several bomb bombs sent to democratic political figures “did not go out”.
He also regretted that a bomb was not sent to The Daily Beast.
“Just catch news on all these bomb bombs,” wrote Yiannopoulos in his mail to nearly 400,000 followers Thursday. “Disgusting and sad (they did not leave and the daily animal did not get one).”
When Daily Beast journalist Will Sommer complained to Instagram, the company replied that the post “does not violate our society
Instagram’s community guidelines insist that” it’s never okay to encourage violence “and that the social media platform is not” a place for to support or praise terrorism, organized crime or hatred. “
The message disappeared at last hours after it was written with a note from Instagram to Yiannopoulos and said it violated the company’s social guidelines. He complained in a follow-up station that” mob rule “managed to block the post after complaints by” social justice warriors. “
Instagram did not immediately return a request for comment from HuffPost.
A representative told The Verge: “We made a first mistake, but upon a review, it was confirmed that the content violated our policy.”
Instagram finally told The Daily Beast in an email: “This content violates our policies. … We forbid celebration or praise for crimes committed and we will remove content that tells a bombing attempt as soon as we are aware . “
A similar Yiannopoulos entry on Facebook, which owns Instagram, was no longer on Thursday.
Yiannopoulos said in a follow-up Facebook statement: “I will never ever stop joking about what I want and nobody will stop me and I do not care about the consequences.” He called journalists who complained about “scum”.
Yiannopoulos said his comments were “an obvious joke” and called the bomb bombs, without any underpinning, a “false flag” aimed at distracting the public from the caravan for immigrants heading to the US border. It is a growing disapproval of right pundit: the bombs sent to George Soros, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Robert DeNiro and others were a fake distraction of political issues.
Fox Business host Lou Dobbs claimed Thursday in a since removed tweet as the bombs were fake and an attempt to make President Donald Trump look bad.
Yiannopoulos was permanently banned from Twitter in 2016 after the racial trolling of comedian and actress Leslie Jones.
He was forced to Breitbart for an interview where he seemed to support pedophiles involving boys as young as 13.