Facebook is censoring the New York Post. Again.
Facebook users reported that they weren’t able to share the link to a story that the Post published about Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors’ recent multimillion-dollar “real estate buying binge.”
The Post reported that as Black Lives Matter protests and riots ensued last year after the killing of George Floyd, the group’s co-founder purchased four luxury homes worth a total of $3.2 million. The Post article emphasized the irony of Khan-Cullors, a self-proclaimed Marxist, using money from her movement to buy personal property.
Facebook users, however, were blocked from sharing the story.
When users tried to share the link, an alert would pop up that read, “Your post couldn’t be shared, because this link goes against our Community Standards.”
“This content was removed for violating our privacy and personal information policy,” Facebook told the Post.
“This decision is so arbitrary as to be laughable. Does Facebook know how many newspapers, magazine and websites highlight the real estate purchases of the rich and famous? The next time People magazine covers Kim Kardashian’s latest mansion purchase, will it violate any community standards? How about running a picture of the resort Ted Cruz is staying at?” The New York Post wrote.
In a response article, the Post’s editorial board noted that the original story did not include addresses for any of the BLM co-founder’s homes. All of the information was obtained from public records.