According to the Washington Free Beacon Facebook barred its users from posting links to a story in the New York Post about how Cullors, who calls herself a Marxist, spent $3.2 million on high-end real estate as her BLM Global Network Foundation took in millions in contributions, saying the reporting disrupted its "privacy and personal information policy."
News Media Alliance (NMA), a media nonprofit that serves nearly 2,000 American news organizations, condemned Facebook for its "completely arbitrary" choice to hinder the story about Cullors, with NMA CEO David Chavern saying in a provided statement that "There is no balance of power between ‘media’ and ‘Big Tech,'" adding that "Facebook has shown that one side gets to make all the rules," according to the New York Post.
The statement highlighted that while the First Amendment prevents the government from setting free speech, "major tech platforms certainly do ‘regulate’ the news business, [as] the recent action by Facebook to block a New York Post story was a clear exercise of that power."
An investigation by The Washington Free Beacon announced the Open Philanthropy fund and Open Philanthropy Project, Moskovitz's grant-making vehicles, given at least $5.6 million to groups founded by Cullors between 2017 and 2020.
This total included donations of $2.8 million to Dignity and Power Now and more than $2.3 million to Reform L.A. Jails, which were both founded and chaired by Cullors. The Justice Teams Network, a group co-founded by Cullors, received $500,000.
Cullors was paid $20,000 a month by Reform L.A. Jails in 2019. The National Legal and Policy Center, a watchdog group, also criticized Facebook’s decision, saying "this, once again, proves freedom of speech is an option not a feature across the Facebook platform, where their corporate interests are placed above the interests of their users at every turn."
The Post reported that Cullors purchased a $1.4 million home near Malibu, a "custom ranch" in Georgia, and two other California properties worth a total of $3.2 million since 2016.
Hawk Newsome, the head of an unaffiliated group called Black Lives Matter Greater New York, told the Post that these discoveries were "really sad because it makes people doubt the validity of the movement and overlook the fact that it's the people that carry this movement."