Why is Twitter suppressing criticism of Black Lives Matter?

Apr 13, 2021 by

by Leigh Day, spiked:

A journalist has been locked out of his Twitter account for criticising Black Lives Matter.

Jason Whitlock shared a link to the story that Patrisse Khan-Cullors, one of BLM’s co-founders, had purchased a $1.4million compound in Topanga, LA. This is reportedly only the latest in a string of high-end buys by Khan-Cullors. Whitlock, a black journalist, tweeted that black people make up just 1.4 per cent of the town’s population, adding mockingly that ‘She’s with her people!’.

Twitter then deleted the tweet and locked his account on the spurious charge that he had broken privacy rules. A screenshot shared by another journalist shows that Twitter told Whitlock, ‘you may not publish or post other people’s private information without their express authorisation or permission’. In other words, you are not allowed to do journalism.

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