(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – Facebook reportedly spent around $43.4 million on private security for Mark Zuckerberg, its founder, in just three years. Hypocritically, during this same time, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), a charitable foundation run by Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, donated millions to groups advocating defunding the police.
According to the New York Post, CZI has donated at least $5.5 million to several liberal activist groups that support police defunding and even their abolishment.
For instance, CZI gave $3 million to PolicyLink, the group behind DefundPolice.org. This organization strives to limit the role of police in communities, promoting alternative visions of public safety instead.
Another $2.5 million was given to Solidaire, an organization that supports police defunding through its Anti-Police Terror Project. The group also proudly states that it played a part in reducing the Oakland Police Department’s budget by $18 million.
Solidaire financially supports the Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of 150 activist groups. In a press statement, this coalition stated, “[T]he police do not keep us safe, and they do not prevent nor stop crime. Pouring more money into the system of policing only threatens the very lives they’re purported to protect.”
Meanwhile, it was reported that Zuckerberg’s company Meta, formerly known as Facebook, is increasing its private security budget from $10 million in the previous years to $14 million in 2023. This was reported in February company filings. In addition, the Zuckerberg-Chan family, which includes their three daughters, had a planned $27 million budget for their “overall security program” in 2021.
Back in 2020, during significant anti-police protests and civil unrest, Zuckerberg’s Center for Tech and Civic Life donated a reported $350 million to 2,500 election departments across 47 states. This was a contentious year, with President Donald Trump, who dubbed himself the “president of law and order,” running against Democrat Joe Biden in the presidential election.
These private funds, nicknamed “Zuckerbucks,” were used for various purposes. This included buying masks and other protective measures against COVID-19 and setting up mail-in-ballot drop boxes in crucial swing states. The Trump campaign voiced concerns, suggesting these “Zuckerboxes” were predominantly placed in regions with strong Democratic support.
Facebook has spent $43.4 million on Mark Zuckerberg's private security in just three years, while the family's foundation pumps millions into groups to support the defunding of police. https://t.co/bdKOJIaLdE pic.twitter.com/A8uKWFm1Cx
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