Twitter banned a black sports journalist for the ‘crime’ of discussing the $1.4 million house bought by a Black Lives Matter co-founder who slammed the company for trying to silence legitimate debate.
Jason Whitlock, 53, told DailyMail.com on Monday that Twitter was “going too far” by blocking him from posting to his account, which has nearly 450,000 followers.
The report 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. Whitlock tweeted that black people make up just 1.4 per cent of the town’s population, adding mockingly that ‘She’s with her people!’.
‘BLM is one of Big Tech’s sacred cows,’ Whitlock told DailyMail.com ‘I’ve been harping on the fraudulence and the financial grift of BLM for years. I think Twitter has been looking for an excuse to de-platform me,’ he said.
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.
Twitter has unlocked the account of Jason Whitlock’s after several days on beeing banned. Jason says he never reached out to Twitter.