We’ve been talking about the enlarging censorship on Twitter and social websites. The most recent example includes the narrative of Black Lives Issue co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors, 37, and her purchase of a $1.4 million house in a mountainous region of Los Angeles whose population has been reputedly less than 2% black. The professed Marxist received appreciable criticism for the buy, for example Jason Whitlock, an African-America sports fighter who’s also been a critic of BLM. After Whitlock known as Khan-Cullors, Twitter promptly silenced the tweet leaving a notice that it was”no longer offered.”
Last week, various cites like dirt.com reported,”A secluded mini-compound tucked right in to L.A.’s pastoral and semi-remote Topanga Canyon was lately sold for a little more than $1.4 million into a corporate entity that public records show is controlled by Patrisse Khan-Cullors, 37-year-old social justice visionary and co-founder of the galvanizing and, for some, controversial Black Lives Issue motion.”
It generated a firestorm of critics who noticed that Cullors has insisted that her BLM co-founder”are trained Marxists. We’re super versed on, kind of, ideological theories.” Not just living up to her creed there.”
Jason Whitlock submitted a URL to your story but was immediately censored by Twitter.
We cannot read the original tweet. However, that the controversy is illustrative of the era of Internet censors. Tweets, and in a number of cases Twitter accounts, vanish without excuse. Twitter is notorious for not responding to media queries over such censorship and much less forthcoming about the decisionmaking process behind such decisions.
In case Whitlock was expressing his contempt for the buy, it’s core political speech. Even the head of New York City’s Black Lives Issue chapter is calling for an independent investigation into the company’s finances in the wake of the controversy. Even the New York Post and other publications have reported that Cullors is eyeing expensive properties in different locations, such as the Bahamas, based on undisclosed sources.
It’s not apparent if that money came from BLM which has reportedly raised almost $100 million in contributions from corporations and other resources. She’s married to Janaya Khan, a pioneer of BLM in Toronto, and published a best selling memoir of her life after which a follow up. She signed a lucrative deal with Warner Bros to create and create original programming over all platforms, such as broadcast, radio and streaming. She’s also been featured in various magazines like her recent collaboration with Jane Fonda.
The issue for me isn’t the home or maintained hypocrisy. It’s the censorship of all Twitter of such criticism. Cullors is a public figure who’s subject to public scrutiny and comment. Twitter is rife having an such criticism within the lifestyle choices of characters on the best ranging from Donald Trump Jr. into Rand Paul. That’s an unfortunate aspect of being in a high visibility location. I’d be equally concerned if criticism of Trump Jr.’s large game hunting pops or Giuliani’s extravagant tastes were censored.
Whitlock seemingly is a outspoken critic of BLM which he’s denounced as a scam as well as in contrast to the KKK. Someone does not have to agree with these kinds of statements to support his right to talk freely without corporate censorship.
Truly, the greatest irony might not be the house purchase by the company service. A professed Marxist, Cullors has not just been paid handsomely by companies like Warner but is being actively shielded by corporations like Twitter. The question is if both have a similar opportunity to talk on platforms like Twitter.
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