As Twitchy reported last week, Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors reportedly purchased a compound in Topanga Canyon, California near Malibu for $1.4 million, in an area that is 88 percent white and 1.4 percent African American.
The story, originally reported by Dirt, apparently struck a nerve, because the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation wrote that the “right-wing offensive” continued “a tradition of terror by white supremacists” and put Khan-Cullors, her child, and her family in danger.
Now we’re hearing that Facebook is blocking links to the New York Post’s write-up of the story:
Facebook will not allow you to post this NY Post story or even to message it to another person. (I just tested it).
So Facebook is now effectively opening your mail and reading the contents for ideologically objectionable material.
— Abigail Shrier (@AbigailShrier) April 15, 2021
Can confirm. Can't post it on Facebook or send it to anyone in Facebook Messenger. pic.twitter.com/g35CHTrrdX
— Krissy ? #LibertéÉgalitéSororité (@moyocoyotzinnow) April 15, 2021
WOW. Just tried it.
— Paula Mateer (@paulamateer) April 15, 2021
Same. FB wouldn’t allow to share. Took a screenshot of the photos and headline you have here and was able to post that, though.
— Betsy Wilkerson ?? (@ebvwilkerson) April 15, 2021
Yep. Just tried. pic.twitter.com/BdLHigrBP7
— Maria Spagnuolo (@mariaspags) April 15, 2021
— Jennifer Lahl aka Super Straight JLahl (@JenniferLahl) April 15, 2021
I tried too. No luck. I even tried to appeal and got an error message.
— johnhoge (@johnhoge) April 15, 2021
Now that everyone wants to see it, here’s a direct link to the New York Post piece.
I just tried and Facebook also would not allow me to post this article. Now, I don't want to post it (and haven't read it), but I find it very troubling that we cannot share news articles from legitimate publications on our private social media feeds.
— Ayden Férdeline (@ferdeline) April 15, 2021
A new low for our overlords…
— louis hemmings (@louishemmings) April 15, 2021
Facebook is a key part of my business but it needs to be dismantled.
— Stephen Stead (@stephenstead11) April 15, 2021
This is insane! These tech companies are no doubt collaborating with our government which makes their censorship a violation of our freedom of speech. Hopefully someone with more money than I will eventually sue these people.
— Scott Steed (@ScottSteed7) April 15, 2021
That seems crazy to block the post
— Common_Sense (@CommonS60561793) April 15, 2021
This is the message I got when I tried to share it on FB: "Your message couldn't be sent because it includes content that other people on Facebook have reported as abusive."
— Anne Eliza (@anneelizavo) April 15, 2021
Khan-Cullors found it “abusive” — even dangerous.
Same. They indicated that some Facebook users found it "abusive". Tried to appeal but the appeal process "was having a problem". Unbelievable.
— C. Swickster ?? (@cdswick) April 15, 2021
Facebook is a publisher and media (propaganda) outlet.
— Alexander Onassis ⚜️ (@ceosimple) April 15, 2021
Let there be… the magic of screenshots! ?
— The Angry Kangaroo ? (@theangrykangar1) April 15, 2021
Should change the pictures to circus tents. It’s all a clown show
— Les Grossman (@Rick40773645) April 15, 2021
Black Lives Matter says the ‘right-wing offensive’ reporting about co-founder’s new $1.4 million house ‘continues a tradition of terror by white supremacists’ https://t.co/dUZuGQT0YA
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 14, 2021
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