Will Cain: Facebook shows 'stunning hypocrisy' blocking story on BLM leader
On Thursday, Facebook decided its users should not be able to share a New York Post article about the property buying habits of one of the founders of Black Lives Matter.
This is the third time weve tangled with social media giants in the past year. In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, we published a column that suggested the virus could have leaked from a Chinese virology lab. Facebooks fact checkers decided this was an opinion you werent allowed to have, and blocked the article. Today, its a commonly discussed theory, with officials from former CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield to CNNs Sanjay Gupta saying it cant be discounted. Even the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said it cant be ruled out.
In October, we published a series of articles about a laptop Hunter Biden left at a Delaware repair shop. Twitter suspended our account. You probably know how that ended. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted to lawmakers months later it was a total mistake.
We were right both times. Were right this time, too.
Marxist BLM leader reportedly raked in big bucks from jail reform initiative
The $3.2 million real estate spending spree of BLM co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors is newsworthy for two reasons. One, shes an avowed Marxist, and as a public figure, its legitimate to question whether shes practicing what she preaches. Secondly, as the article details, the finances of Black Lives Matter are opaque, a mixture of for-profits and tax-free nonprofits, and they dont reveal how much its executives are paid. Are the people donating to BLM helping to pay for these properties?
We reached out to Khan-Cullors for comment before publication; she didnt respond. After it was posted, her organization put out a statement saying yes, she used to take a salary from BLM, but doesnt anymore, and the money she used to buy property came from her private income for book and development deals. Take the organizations word for it. We added the response in full to our online article post- publication.
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