Twitter is being slammed for blocking an investigative story about the founder of Black Lives Matter purchasing million-dollar homes.
The social media giant on Thursday blocked a piece by the New York Post which outlined the numerous mansions purchased by Patrisse Khan-Cullors. Critics are accusing Twitter of protecting the self-acclaimed Marxist even as the New York branch of the organization is calling for an organization, saying they have not seen any of the more than $90 million the group raised last year.
It’s also locking out people who share the story. Jason Whitlock says Twitter blocked him over a tweet pointing out the demographics of Topanga Canyon, the Los Angeles enclave where Black Lives Matter leader Patrisse Cullors recently snapped up a $1.4 million home, according to reports.
The self-described Marxist last month purchased a $1.4 million home on a secluded road a short drive from Malibu, Calif. The 2,370 square-foot property features “soaring ceilings, skylights and plenty of windows” with canyon views. The Topanga Canyon homestead, which includes two houses on a quarter acre, is just one of three homes Khan-Cullors owns in the Los Angeles area, public records show.
Some fellow activists were taken aback by the real estate revelations. Hawk Newsome, the head of Black Lives Matter Greater New York City, called for an independent investigation to find out how the global network spends its money.
“If you go around calling yourself a socialist, you have to ask how much of her own personal money is going to charitable causes,” he said. “It’s really sad, because it makes people doubt the validity of the movement and overlook the fact that it’s the people that carry this movement.”
Khan-Cullors began her buying spree in in 2016, a few years after the civil rights movement she started from a hashtag — #blacklivesmatter — with fellow activists Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi began to gain traction around the world. That year, she bought a three-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom home in Inglewood, Calif., for $510,000. It is now worth nearly $800,000. Khan-Cullors added her wife, the co-founder of Black Lives Movement in Canada, to the deed in a family trust last year. The couple married in 2016.
But that’s not the onlly thing disturbing to those in the BLM movement. Khan-Cullors, while supposedly advocating on behalf of Blacks, is purchasing the homes in neighborhoods that are up to 98 percent White. The news continues to drive the loss of support of BLM among both Whites and Blacks according to polling.
In her memoir, Cullors describes growing up in a housing project less than a mile from the affluent and largely white neighborhood of Sherman Oaks, Calif., a community of wide lawns and pools where “there is nothing that does not appear beautiful and well kept.” The four kids were mostly raised by her single mother who worked 16 hours a day to support the family, she wrote.
At the same time Khan-Cullors incorporated the nonprofit, she also set up the similarly named BLM Global Network, a for-profit that is not required to disclose how much it spends or pays its executives.
A Facebook spokesperson told Newsweek, “This content was removed for violating our privacy and personal information policy.” The policy forbids articles that share details that could identify a person’s financial and residential information, thus violating their privacy.
In October 2020, Twitter blocked users from posting a New York Post story about emails found on a laptop that allegedly belonged to Hunter Biden, the son of then-presidential nominee Joe Biden. The emails, the Post reported, insinuated that Hunter had used his father’s role as vice president to aid his business deals.
Six percent of Biden voters stated in a poll that they would not have voted for Biden/Harris had they known about the controversy surrounding Hunter Biden and his connections to China.
–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice