Big Tech Bankrolls BLM Co-Founder in Exchange for Political Support

(New York Post) Big Tech has showered Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors’ PAC and charities with millions in donations — and censors her online critics — as she backs their battle to control the internet.

Philanthropists linked to Facebook, Twitter and Netflix have donated more than $7.5 million to a host of non-profits controlled by Khan-Cullors, who has helped them lobby for “net neutrality.”

The issue of net neutrality is about who controls the Internet. Proponents, including human rights groups, want a free flow of views and information. They fear content can be controlled by phone and cable companies — the Internet service providers — in how they set fees and speeds for content producers and users.

Big Tech firms, many of which already engage in censoring content they don’t agree with, don’t want ISPs to control the Internet — and their profits…

Dustin Moskovitz, a billionaire co-founder of Facebook, and his wife Cari Tuna, are among the biggest donors to groups controlled by Khan-Cullors. Through their Open Philanthropy and Good Ventures non-profits, they contributed more than $5.5 million between 2017 and 2020, according to public records…

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was also a big donor to movements linked to Khan-Cullors. The tech billionaire gave $1.5 million in 2020 through his #startsmall philanthropy initiative to Black Lives Matter and M4BL, a coalition of anti-capitalist activist groups founded by Khan-Cullors…

In addition to providing cash, social-media giants have censored perceived criticisms of Khan-Cullors and the BLM movement, including a story first published by The Post about the activist’s recent $3.2 million in real estate purchases. 

Facebook earlier this month blocked its users from linking to the story — which was based on public records — saying it violated its “privacy and personal information policy.”

Twitter blocked journalist Jason Whitlock when he tried to post a story about Khan-Cullors’ purchase of a $1.4 million Los Angeles home earlier this month.

A conservative government watchdog group accused Big Tech companies of essentially paying off the BLM leadership to do its bidding.

“Is Black Lives Matter for rent?” said Peter Flaherty, chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center. “Charities are not supposed to be vehicles for corporate lobbying, particularly on matters outside the charity’s mission.”

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