16 April, 2021

I’ll Just Let You Speculate on Why

Twitter censors criticism of BLM founder's $1.4 million home purchase (reclaimthenet.org)

Twitter has censored those posting tweets criticizing Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors for purchasing a home worth over $1.4 million.

Cullors’ purchase of the property was covered by various outlets, including dirt.com[.]

Hmm. Well, that seems newsworthy. Why can’t I post that?

Multiple Twitter users who posted the article from dirt.com showed Reclaim The Net evidence that their accounts had been locked for posting the article. Twitter said it was due to posting “private information.”

She’s a public figure. We comment on purchases by public figures all the time. It’s never before been considered “private information” to my knowledge.

But the issue here is not the expensive house or what she chooses to do with her income. The issue is Twitter’s censorship of the criticism. Like any other public figure, Cullors will continue being the subject of public scrutiny and commentary and Twitter censoring articles that criticize Cullors under the premise of photos of the home being shown, is only fueling censorship accusations against Twitter.

Well said.

Leave. Twitter. Now.

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