Black Lives Matter Is Dictating Censorship on Social Media, Report Shows
BLM leaders found to be calling the shots on Facebook and Twitter content
The leaders of Black Lives Matter are dictating which material is censored on social media, according to a bombshell new report.
According to a New York Magazine exposé, the leaders of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF) are reportedly calling the shots on which content Facebook and Twitter should block.
The report finds evidence that BLM used its influence with social media platforms to censor reporting on the organization’s shady financial activities.
The outlet obtained internal communications from a group chat called “BLM Security Hub.”
The group reportedly includes members from BLMGNF and consulting firms with connections to the organization.
The messages appear to show BLM’s efforts to use its connections to push social media networks to remove negative content about the group, without proving that the information was false or in violation of the platforms' policies.
The “BLM Security Hub” chat reportedly included members from Janaya and Patrisse Consulting, a firm owned by former BLMGNF executive director Patrisse Cullors and her spouse, and Bowers Consulting, owned by Shalomyah Bowers, BLMGNF’s deputy executive director, New York Magazine reported.
Facebook currently does not allow users to share a 2021 New York Post article on former executive director of BLMGNF Patrisse Cullors’ spree of million-dollar real estate purchases, according to New York Magazine.
Facebook parent-company Meta claims the article violates community standards.
The purported efforts to stifle criticism of BLMGNF on social media platforms come amid a flood of reporting on the organization’s finances over the last two years.
Washington and California banned the group from fundraising statewide after The Washington Examiner reported on February 2 that no one had been in charge of the non-profit’s $60 million war chest of donations since May 2021.
This right-wing offensive not only puts Patrisse, her child and her loved ones in harm’s way, it also continues a tradition of terror by white supremacists against Black activists.— Black Lives Matter (@Blklivesmatter) April 13, 2021
Black Lives Matter also reportedly secretly bought a lavish Los Angeles mansion for $6 million using donation money, New York Magazine reported.
However, the group's leaders then took significant steps to cover up the purchase in financial records.
The organization then tried to “kill” the story about the mansion from appearing on social media.