Facebook is under fire for banning users from sharing a New York Post article last week reporting on Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors’ $3.2 million spending spree on four homes.
In familiar fashion, the social media giant sought to cancel a conservative report from The New York Post, which exposed Khan-Cullors’ purchases of homes – in the face of BLM’s image that it stands with the oppressed black community.
Not fit for the left’s ears and eyes …
Assuming the role as news guardian, Facebook was called out by social media users and the conservative media for censoring the Post’s story – reportedly because it did not support the leftist news narrative the platform chooses to forward and promote.
“Fox News can confirm that an error message appears whenever users try sharing the article on their personal Facebook page or through the Messenger app,” Fox News reported. “When users attempt to send the link, an error message alleges that the article ‘goes against our Community Standards.’"
Similar to how the mainstream media and social media covered up negative stories on Democrats and Joe Biden – which they dubbed as a right-wing conspiracy theories – the story exposing where BLM is spending its money was quickly silence by Mark Zuckerberg’s controversial company … but not before an alarm was sounded on Twitter by critics.
"Can you share this article on Facebook or Facebook Messenger?” tweeted journalist Zaid Jilani. “I was blocked from doing it. What gives?"
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) was not surprised to see the left up to its censorship games again when he indicated that the cover-up of The New York Post’s BLM story resembled the way Big Tech buried and tried to discount the Hunter Biden scandal before last year’s presidential election.
"@Facebook censoring the @nypost... where have I seen this before?” Hawley asked in a tweet.
Acting as if it was policing content to protect its users, Facebook tried to explain its censorship.
"This content was removed for violating our privacy and personal information policy." Facebook responded to Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight in a statement.
Last week, Twitter took similar action by locking sports journalist Jason Whitlock’s Twitter account after he criticized BLM’s co-founder for her luxurious purchases, tweeting, “She’s with her people!” next to a link highlighting Khan-Cullors’ purchase on Dirt.com. Twitter informed Whitlock that he violated its “rules against publishing private information,” but later turned it around … claiming it had made a mistake.
BLM stated to The New York Post that the reporting about Khan-Cullors’ lavish homes “continues a tradition of terror by white supremacists against black activists.”
Expensive taste, lucrative movement …
The BLM co-founder appeared to be more concerned with landing some choice properties last month than she was with deaths in the black community.
“The self-described Marxist last month purchased a $1.4 million home on a secluded road a short drive from Malibu in Los Angeles [according to Dirt.com] – the 2,370-square-foot property features ‘soaring ceilings, skylights and plenty of windows’ with canyon views,” The New York Post reported. “Patrisse Khan-Cullors, 37, also eyed property in the Bahamas at an ultra-exclusive resort where Justin Timberlake and Tiger Woods both have homes, The Post has learned. Luxury apartments and townhouses at the beachfront Albany resort outside Nassau are priced between $5 million and $20 million, according to a local agent.”
Something’s not right …
After the Khan-Cullors’ real estate transactions were made known, Hank Newsome, the head of Black Lives Matter Greater New York City – not affiliated with Khan-Cullors’ BLM Global Network Foundation – requested “an independent investigation” to see exactly how her group spends its funds.
“If you go around calling yourself a socialist, you have to ask how much of her own personal money is going to charitable causes,” Newsome insisted, according to The Post. “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. We need black firms and black accountants to go in there and find out where the money is going.”