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The Meta company has reportedly spent millions of dollars for private security for Mark Zuckerberg. At the same time, the Facebook founder's foundation has allegedly funneled millions to groups dead-set on defunding the police.
The New York Post reported, "Meta increased its pretax spending on Zuckerberg’s security to $14 million in 2023, up from $10 million over the last several years."
Meta's filing noted that the private security was warranted because of Zuckerberg's "position and importance to Meta," and added that he "has requested to only receive $1 in annual salary and does not receive any bonus payments, equity awards or other incentive compensation."
Zuckerberg has a net worth of $13 billion, according to Forbes.
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – which Zuckerberg founded with his wife Priscilla Chan – donated $3 million to PolicyLink.
PolicyLink is a self-described "national research and action institute advancing racial and economic equity by Lifting Up What Works."
The leftist organization has an "Equity Manifesto" that "demands honesty and forthrightness, calling out racism and oppression, both overt and systemic." The group attempts to deliver "economic inclusion," "healthy communities of opportunity," a "just society," and "equitable development."
In July 2020, PolicyLink demanded, "'Community Policing' is reformist-reform, a false solution to have us believe better relationships with law enforcement is the answer, when the truth is police officers do not keep us safe or help us thrive. #DefundCOPS."
"DefundPolice means divesting from institutions that kill, harm, cage and control our communities, and investing in violence prevention and interruption, housing, health care, income support, employment, and other community-based safety strategies that will produce safer communities for everyone," the website declares.
The site also promotes "tools for talking abolition and transformative justice with little ones."
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative also donated more than $2.5 million to Solidaire – an organization fighting against "corporate greed, economic inequality, climate change, gender and racial injustice, and anti-blackness."
In June 2022, Solidaire announced, "Solidaire members and staff in the Decarceration Working Group co-created Defund the Police for Funders. This document is a tool for philanthropy to understand better the demand to defund the police and to support work in that regard."
In June 2022, Solidaire boasted of its activist network – including the "Anti-Police Terror Project" that "removed $18 million from Oakland Police Department’s budget."
The New York Post did not receive response to a request for comment from Meta, Facebook, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
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Paul Sacca is a staff writer for Blaze News.