(Slay News) – At least nine of the two dozen far-left groups that attacked Elon Musk over his Twitter takeover effort received millions of dollars in taxpayer money from the U.S. government, financial documents have revealed.
In April, several far-left groups wrote a letter to Twitter’s advertisers to demand a boycott of the social media company if Musk takes over.
Some of those groups were funded by radical billionaire George Soros.
Around the same time, in what appears to be a coordinated attack, CNN also published a hit piece on Musk and Twitter.
The Left has been outraged at Musk’s pledge to restore free speech on Twitter and end the practices that unfairly censor conservatives.
Here is the list of far-left organizations that signed the letter:
Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation
Center for Countering Digital Hate
Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC)
Face the Music Collective
Fair Vote UK
Friends of the Earth
Gender Equity Policy Institute
Global Project Against Hate and Extremism
Indivisible Northern Nevada
Media Matters for America
NARAL Pro-Choice America
National Hispanic Media Coalition
Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
Stop Online Violence Against Women Inc
The Sparrow Project
Union of Concerned Scientists
V-Day/One Billion Rising
After the letter was sent, Musk suggested that someone should investigate the groups threatening the Twitter ad boycott.
The stated mission for these groups pressuring advertisers is to enact strict “content moderation” policies.
Such policies stifle free speech and are usually disproportionately enforced on conservatives by left-wing moderators.
Following an investigation by the watchdog group, OpenTheBooks, financial documents and filings revealed that at least nine of these groups received millions in government funding.
OpenTheBooks released a report that showed organizations hostile to Musk’s attempt to purchase and improve Twitter have benefited from $10.5 million in taxpayer-backed loans recently.
The government spending watchdog found that nine of the groups, including Black Lives Matter, Union of Concerned Scientists, and Media Matters for America, had received $10.5 million in federal funds, mostly via loans from the Small Business Administration in 2019, 2020, and 2021.
The nonprofit pointed out that Black Lives Matter received their loans just as their leadership was encouraging protests that involved damaging and looting small businesses.