With hackings, bannings, and controversies swirling, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has been in the news and requests for explanation of the platform’s actions are frequent — including from Congress.
House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-OH) sent a letter Wednesday to Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) requesting he hold the hearing for the entire House Committee on the Judiciary instead of just the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law — and that he extend an invited to the Twitter boss.
The subcommittee will hold a hearing Monday including chief executive officers of Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook — and Jordan wants Dorsey there to discuss Twitter.
“We believe there is bipartisan interest to hear from Twitter about its power in the
marketplace, its role in moderating content on its platform, and the causes for its recent highly publicized security breaches,” Jordan wrote to Nadler requesting the New York congressman invite Dorsey. “On July 8, 2020, Republicans wrote the Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, to request information about Twitter’s content moderation policies. Mr. Dorsey has not yet responded to our inquiry.”
This formal request comes after a massive data breach in which several big-name accounts were hacked and a day after thousands of accounts associated with Q-anon were permanently banned.
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Released tax filings show just how Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors spent the millions of dollars raised from “White guilt.” She paid roughly $970,000 to the company of her child’s father to help “produce live events” and other “creative services.”
Over $840,000 was paid to her brother, Paul Cullors, for security services. Daily Mail wrote that “leaders have attempted to justify” the expenses to her brother by saying the “foundation’s protection could not be entrusted to former police professionals who typically run security firms because the BLM movement is known for vehemently protesting law enforcement organizations.”
It was recently disclosed that she bought a $6 million mansion in L.A. for the organization, and denied she took money from BLM for personal matters, although shortly after it was unearthed that she had used the mansion for her own parties.
Cullors also reportedly “reimbursed BLM $73,523 for a charter flight for foundation-related travel, which the organization says she took in 2021 out of concern for COVID-19 and security threats.”
Cullors resigned last year from the organization due to criticism of her finances, such as purchasing multiple homes for herself that cost millions of dollars combined. She also admitted the charity was paying for “employment” of her sister, mother, and brother.
Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation Inc revealed from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, it ended the fiscal year with nearly $42 million in net assets. “The foundation invested $32 million in stocks from the $90 million it received as donations amid racial justice protests in 2020” adds Daily Mail.
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