by Jim Hᴏft at thegatewaypundit.com
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) faced harsh criticism after their social media tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was met with brutal fact-checking through the ‘Community Notes’ feature on X/Twitter.
On a day dedicated to commemorating the assassinated civil rights leader, the FBI’s effort to associate itself with Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy was met with public scrutiny, revealing a history filled with attempts to sabotage King’s life and drive him towards suicide.
The initial post by the FBI seemed innocuous enough, asserting respect and continued commitment to the values Dr. King represented: “This #MLKDay, the #FBI honors one of the most prominent leaders of the Civil Rights movement and reaffirms its commitment to Dr. King’s legacy of fairness and equal justice for all.”
However, the agency’s past was immediately brought into the spotlight by a community note attached to the post that contrasted sharply with the bureau’s message.
“The FBI engaged in surveillance of King, attempted to discredit him, and used manipulation tactics to influence him to stop organizing. King’s family believe the FBI was responsible for his death,” the community notes read.