Jason Whitlock, 53, was recently locked out of his Twitter account for criticizing the purchase of a prominent figure in the Black Lives Matter Movement.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, he claims that being locked out of an account was too far on Twitter’s account. As a prominent sports journalist with a following of almost 450,000 Twitter reversed its decision Tuesday night. The claim it was a mistake on their part.
Jason Whitlock is a well known figure. As a journalist that he has made a name for trying to find “…the fraudulence and the financial grift of BLM for years.”
He continues towards the conspiracies and says to Daily Mail, “I think Twitter has been looking for an excuse to de-platform me.”
He has claimed to spent time trying to uncover the secret finances of BLM leaders and until this recent scandal, Twitter finally attempted to stop and silence his Twitter rantings.
Just as he critiqued the purchase of a $1.4 million home in L.A. by Partisse Cullors, Twitter had mentioned deleting his tweet. And when he refused his profile page was no longer available for a temporary time.
In this picture of the Daily Mail, a fellow colleague and reporter noticed when the account went down.
In the original tweet, Whitlock posted the location of the home. Making sure to include the census, that stated the most prominent residents are white. According to the census, 88% are white while only 1.8% are black. Because of the location reveal Twitter demanded the tweet to be deleted. And when he refused he was locked out.
After being banned from Twitter he continues to post on Youtube where he complained that he was on “Twitter jail.” He also continues to wonder what exactly he did wrong. Daily Mail states that the original tweet did not exactly reveal specific locations and comments other news presses also mentioned the purchase. But Whitelock was locked out nonetheless.
He claims he still did nothing wrong and Twitter has not made a comment online of the Dailymail interview otherwise.