Twitter locked the account of a prominent sports journalist on Friday after he shared a post criticizing Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors for purchasing her fourth home for $1.4 million in a majority-white neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Jason Whitlock, who is also black, criticized Khan-Cullors for the purchase of her multiple homes as a public figure calling for government wealth redistribution and reparations from whites for minority communities.
Whitlock was one of many who shared such criticisms. Despite this, Whitlock was reportedly locked out of Twitter. When this was brought to public attention, his account was reinstated but the post was removed by the tech giant. No reason for the action was given.
The New York chapter of BLM said it would be launching an investigation into how the organization's funds are spent as a result of the story on Khan-Cullors.