Dieudonne MBala MBala arrives at the Paris courthouse
Dieudonne MBala MBala arrives at the Paris courthouse
Photo: AFP
 Dieudonne MBala MBala arrives at the Paris courthouse

French anti-Semitic comedian banned from TikTok

Dieudonne often rails against the 'Zionist lobby' and had already been removed from YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram due to anti-Semitic remarks, belittling the victims of the Holocaust, condoning terrorist acts

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Published: 08.12.20 , 20:37
The controversial French comedian Dieudonne has been banned from TikTok, the video-sharing app said Wednesday.
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  • The convicted anti-Semite - who has also been found guilty of condoning terrorism - had already been removed from YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.
     Dieudonne MBala MBala arrives at the Paris courthouse Dieudonne MBala MBala arrives at the Paris courthouse
    Dieudonne MBala MBala arrives at the Paris courthouse
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    "Dieudonne's account has been removed from the platform," a spokesman for TikTok told AFP without giving a reason for the decision.
    Facebook - which also owns Instagram - said it pulled his account last week because he "had mocked victims of the Holocaust" and used "dehumanizing terms about Jews."
    Dieudonne, 54, has a loyal following among some in France's poor immigrant suburbs.
    צרפת חילול קברים של יהודים בית עלמין יהודי במזרח המדינה ליד שטרסבורגצרפת חילול קברים של יהודים בית עלמין יהודי במזרח המדינה ליד שטרסבורג
    A Jewish cemetery defaced in France
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    The stand-up, whose full name is Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, was sentenced to two years in jail for tax fraud and money laundering last year.
    He often rails against the "Zionist lobby" which he claims controls the world and says his right to free speech has been infringed.
     Dieudonne MBala MBala speaks to medias outside the courthouse of Chartres prior to a hearing of his trial for alleged "racist and antisemitic comments" Dieudonne MBala MBala speaks to medias outside the courthouse of Chartres prior to a hearing of his trial for alleged "racist and antisemitic comments"
    Dieudonne MBala MBala speaks to medias outside the courthouse of Chartres prior to a hearing of his trial for alleged "racist and antisemitic comments"
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    He has been repeatedly convicted of hate speech, most recently in November when he was fined 9,000 euros ($10,600) for anti-Semitic insults.
    The French government has attempted at various times to shut his shows, particularly after he popularized a hand gesture known as the "quenelle," which was criticized for resembling a Nazi salute.

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