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So first of all, there is no central BLM organisation collecting donations. There are local organisations, some named BLM (or some variation thereof) and some which existed prior to BLM and support their cause and collect money using the name or slogan BLM. There is one central organisation which organises 16 local chapters in North America. However, there ...


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What is "BLM"? It's been 7 years since BLM was formed. This statement is generally true. They have raised over a billion dollars. This statement is ill-formed. As many have noted, "BLM" is not the name of an unambiguous revenue-raising organization. Rather, it is the name of a social movement plus numerous legal organizations, some ...


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While there has been no official confirmation from Microsoft of a connection between the two images (that I could find), we know that both images are real. For example Disable The People Pane In Outlook 2010 [How-To] has the same silhouette: This video shows the same thing: Outlook 2010 People Pane. The mugshot is from 1977 and can be found uncropped in ...


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The other answers have explained that doing the things mentionned in the tweet is not the goal of BLM, that is not easy to estimate accurately how much money they have raised, or that the buses in the picture were not paid with donated money. But it might be worth adding that the claim that BLM "has not yet performed any neighborhood cleanup, college ...


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It's authentic. Lewis and Clark College posted Sharing Professor Healy’s Protest Story with Congress on their website, which links to a letter from the college's president, Wim Wiewel, and includes the same statement from the professor at the end of the letter. Here is another link to that letter.


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Johanna's answer has already told a lot about the fact that "BLM" can refer to many things (including organizations that do contribute to the causes mentioned in the question, and also ones that do not). I do want to address one major fallacy in the tweet, which has been the subject of a lot of comments on the question and on Johanna's answer and ...


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No BLM is not one organization This has been covered by other answers, but just so this answer is complete on its own: There is not one single organization that is BLM. Instead, BLM is a social movement, ander there are lots of groups in it, some of them having "BLM" in their name. Additionally, though I haven't heard of an instance of this yet, it ...


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Full Fact reports: The DHSC has said on Twitter that “these claims are categorically false”. Twitter said in a statement that its “specialist teams currently do not see evidence of large-scale coordinated platform manipulation surrounding the Covid-19 conversation, including suggested coordination associated with the UK Government.” Currently, there is no ...


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Specifically w.r.t “@nhs_susan” account, Full Fact report confirms that this was indeed a fake account tweeting pro-government messages. Who operated this account remains unknown: it could have been used for pro-DHSC propaganda, but it also could have been used to frame the DHSC, accusing them for a propaganda attempt they didn't do: Mr O’Connell claims to ...


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