Millions of dollars have apparently been spent by the Meta firm on Mark Zuckerberg’s personal protection. The foundation of the Facebook founder is also said to have given millions of dollars to organizations determined to stop supporting the police.
Independent journalist Lee Fang stated that according to Meta’s corporate records, the company had spent $43.4 million on security over the previous three years to protect Zuckerberg.
According to The New York Post, “Meta boosted its pretax expenditure on Mark Zuckerberg’s security from $10 million to $14 million during 2023.”
Zuckerberg’s “position as well as importance to Meta,” according to Meta’s statement, necessitated the private protection, and it also stated that he “has asked that he receive just $1 in a yearly salary and doesn’t get any bonus money, equity awards, or additional incentive compensation.”
According to Forbes, Zuckerberg possesses a net worth of $13 billion.
Millions of dollars were given by Zuckerberg’s family-run foundation to organizations working to defund or even eliminate the police during that same three-year period.
PolicyLink received a $3 million donation from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, of which Zuckerberg along with his wife Priscilla Chan created.
An organization called PolicyLink describes itself as a “national research and action institute promoting racial and economic equality by Lifting Up Whatever Works.”
An “Equity Manifesto” published by the left-leaning group “demands truthfulness and forthrightness, pointing out oppression and racism, both overt as well as systemic.” In addition to “economic inclusion,” the group aims to promote “just society,” “healthy neighborhoods of possibilities,” and “equitable growth.”
‘”The community policing’ remains reformist-reform, a fake solution to make us feel that having better ties with law enforcers is the answer, but the reality is that police personnel are not keeping us safe or helping us develop, claimed PolicyLink in July 2020. #DefundCOPS.”
DefundPolice.org is affiliated with PolicyLink. It bills itself as a “comprehensive online resource wherein organizers are able to locate everything they require to launch their initiative to defund police all in a single place.”
Along with Black Lives Matter Canada, the Database for Police Abolition, and the Movement for Black Lives, DefundPolice promotes racial justice.
Additionally, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative gave more than $2.5 million to Solidaire, which works to combat “corporate greed, economic inequalities, the effects of climate change, gender as well as racial discrimination, and anti-blackness.”
Solidaire bragged in June 2022 about its activist network, which included the “Anti-Police The terror Project,” which “eliminated $18 million from the operating expenses of the Oakland Police Dept.”