Black Lives Matter leader and self-described Marxist Patrisse Khan-Cullors reportedly bought a luxurious mansion in a white-majority neighborhood. Twitter censored popular users who roasted her over it.
Perhaps BLM now stands for “Buying Large Mansions”? Twitter has censored criticism of the co-founder of the official Black Lives Matter movement after users mocked Khan-Cullors for buying extravagant property. “Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors purchased a $1.4 million home last month in Topanga Canyon, a secluded area of Los Angeles whose population is reportedly less than 2 percent black,” The Federalist reported April 12. Independent sports journalist Ryan Glasspiegel tweeted a screenshot and said that sports journalist Jason Whitlock told Glasspiegel that he had been censored for tweeting: “Black Lives Matter founder buys $1.4 million home in Topanga, which has a black population of 1.4%. She’s with her people!” The unverified account user for ScoonTV allegedly faced similar circumstances:
“Just got out of ‘twitter jail.’ My offense? Posting an article about a Black Lives Matter purchase of a 1.4 million dollar home in Cali. The article didn’t list the address, just the city. I posted the article on Thursday. @WhitlockJason posted it Friday. He’s suspended too.”
The MRC reached out to Twitter asking why these two posts by Whitlock and ScoonTV criticizing Khan-Cullors had been censored. Twitter said in response: “The Tweet you referenced violated the Twitter Rules on private information, and the account owner was required to delete the violative Tweet.” Confusingly, despite the fact that Twitter was asked about two separate posts, the spokesperson did not explain which post was in violation of the Twitter Rules.
ScoonTV stated in a subsequent tweet that Twitter censoring former President Donald Trump during the final days of his presidency was a warning shot to all free thinkers: “When twitter suspended Trump’s account the writing was on the wall. It prompted me to build my own media platform which will be launching this month on its designated server.”
At least 10 Big Tech platforms cracked down on the former president’s accounts following his call for peace amid political unrest when rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The crackdown on a sitting president and his supporters was so severe that even foreign world leaders ranging from Mexico to members of the European Union condemned Big Tech in the following days.
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