Kanye West

A Twitter post from Kanye West has been removed after West tweeted out the phone number belonging to a top magazine editor.

The act of publishing someone else's private information without permission — known as doxxing — is considered a violation of Twitter's policies. The tweet was public for nearly 30 minutes Wednesday afternoon before it was removed for violating Twitter rules.

Before the tweet was removed, a Twitter spokesperson told Business Insider the tweet has been "escalated" to the company's moderation for "review."

The tweet in question appears to show the phone number for Forbes' chief content editor. West encourages his fans to "call a white supremacist," and provides the iPhone contact information belonging to "Randall Forbes."

The tweet garnered more than 17,000 retweets before it was taken down just before 2 p.m.

Forbes did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment. 

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