Facebook has removed a video posted on Louis Farrakhan’s account that compared Jews to termites.
The social media network said that the video was taken down due to Facebook’s policies regarding hate speech, according to The Wrap.com.
In the video, Farrakhan responds to critics who call him an anti-Semite by explaining that he, instead, is “anti-termite.”
“So when they talk about Farrakhan, call me a hater, call me anti-Semite. Stop it. I’m anti-Termite. I don’t know nothing about hating somebody because of their religious preference,” Farrakhan said on the video.
The footage was taken down by Facebook on Thursday because Farrakhan “refers to Jews as termites, which amounts to Tier 1 hate speech,” a Facebook rep told the website.