Non-profit is a bit of a misnomer. Most entities classified that way are plenty profitable, and if the focus of said entity is to be a mouthpiece for leftist causes, the money spigot can and does turn into a firehose from the people who consider themselves elite, wanting to control the rest of us.
Recently, a group of said “non-profits” wrote a letter to Twitter advertisers asking them to boycott the social media platform if Elon Musk succeeds in not just buying the company, but making moves to restore true free speech to the place. The group of twenty-six are all leftist think tanks and foundations sorts of places. Breitbart followed the money trail…
Breitbart News’ report, based on research and analysis from the newly-formed Foundation for Freedom Online (FFO), analyzed public filings to trace hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions from the letter signatories back to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
- The Center for Media Justice
- The Media Democracy Fund
- The National Hispanic Media Coalition (via the Media Democracy Fund)
- Accountable Tech
- The Tides Foundation, also a recipient of Gates Foundation money, funds five of the signatories:
- Free Press
- NARAL Pro-Choice America
- Media Matters
- Black Lives Matter Global Network
- Two other signatories are tied to Gates Foundation money:
- Empowering Pacific Islanders Community (funded by Gates-backed Community Partners)
- Reproaction (a project of Gates-backed NEO Philanthropy)
This information actually was requested by Musk himself:
Recently, Musk asked his 94 million Twitter followers to uncover the funding behind the 26 NGOs who signed an intimidation letter threatening to destroy the company’s advertising revenue if Musk reversed its censorship policies.
Musk followed up his request by highlighting one particular shadowy group, Accountable Tech, musing: “I wonder who funds them”.
His curiosity was prompted by a Washington Free Beacon investigation into Accountable Tech, which sought to get to the bottom of the nonprofit’s financial sponsorship. The Free Beacon visited Accountable Tech’s corporate office in Washington and concluded the organization doesn’t “actually exist.”
The truth is that some of these organizations exist only on paper. Musk knows this. He’s motivating others to do due diligence and research for themselves where all the money is coming from, and it usually all seems to come from the same dark places.